- The purpose of mastering the discipline Sociology are to familiarize students with the basics of classical and modern approaches in sociology, with traditional and modern styles of sociological thinking and their conceptual apparatus
- knowledge of the basics of the sociological approach to understanding reality
- knowledge of basic classical theories and paradigms of sociological thinking
- ability to use sociological theories for the analysis of social phenomena and processes
- development of academic reading, writing, and presentation skills
- the ability to plan and implement teamwork
- Introduction to SociologySocio-economic and intellectual background of sociology as a science. The specifics of sociological knowledge and approach to the study of society.
- Classical Sociological TheoryBernard Mandeville and Adam Smith. Auguste Comte. Alexis de Tocqueville. Karl Marx. Émile Durkheim. Max Weber. Norbert Elias
- Theoretical and Methodological Bases of Sociology as a Scientific DisciplineSociological Paradigms: structural functionalism, social constructivism, the paradigm of social interactionism. How is society organized? The Design and Methods of Sociological Research
- Social Structure and InequalitySocial Stratification: Inequality and Mobility. Principles of Social Stratification. Sociological approaches to the understanding of social stratification. Social structure of society: caste and class systems. Gender inequality.
- Social institutionsThe essence of social institutions, their structure, functions and significance. Family as a social institution. Economy as a social institution. Employment and the labor market.
- Interim assessment (4 module)0.3 * Final exam + 0.2 * In-class Participation + 0.2 * Mid-term testing + 0.3 * online course results
- Rousseau, N. (2014). Society Explained : An Introduction to Sociology. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=752270
- Abrutyn, S. (2016). Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory. Switzerland: Springer. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1251393
- Dillon, M. (2014). Introduction to Sociological Theory : Theorists, Concepts, and Their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century (Vol. Second edition). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=667235