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Бакалаврская программа «Политология и мировая политика»

03
Июнь

Sociology

2017/2018
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
4
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс обязательный
Когда читается:
1-й курс, 1 модуль

Преподаватель


Стахура Матеуш Себастиан

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Sociology studies the evolution of human society as well as social relationships, interactions and cultures around the world. It includes a detailed examination of how human beings communicate with each other as well as with society and nature as a whole. Moreover, it tries to analyse social problems and paradoxes that permeate through the human society. As a subject, it has been researched widely in connection with Psychology, History, Political Science, Law, amongst others.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • introduction into the key concept of sociology
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Ability of taking the sociological perspective on the reality.
  • Orientation between different tradition of sociological thinking.
  • Basic knowledge about the key concepts of sociology as “institutions”, “organisations”, “social structure” and the topics as “inequality”, “modernisation” or “globalisation”.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • What is sociology? Understanding and Explanation.
    3 Stages of Society & Theory of Positivism. Sociology's Four Theoretical Perspectives: Structural-Functional, Social Conflict, Feminism & Symbolic Interactionism. What Is Sociology? - Definition, Themes & Careers in Sociology. Why Is Sociology Important? Nature and Scope of Sociology – The Sociological Perspective, Origins, and History of Discipline
  • Social actions and interactions
    Weberian social action. Micro-level Interaction. Social Constructions of Reality. Symbolic Interaction. Roles and Status.
  • Social orders and institutions
    Family and Kinship: Patrilocality, Matrilocality & Neolocality. Functions of School: Socialization, Cultural Innovation, Integration & Latent Functions. Religion: Key Concepts and Definitions. Social Constructions of Health: Sick Role, Physician's Role & Profit Motive in Medicine.
  • Markets and networks
    Trust, Information, and Gossip in Social Networks. Market Organization and Individual Behavior: Evidence from Fish Markets. Organizational Genesis, Identity, and Control:
  • Organisations and social differentiation
    Formal Organization Structure: Utilitarian, Normative & Coercive. Leadership Styles and Types: Authoritarian, Laissez-Faire & Democratic . Max Weber: Verstehen and the Rationalization of Society. Social Groups: Dyad and Triad & In-Groups and Out-Groups. Types of Social Groups: Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups. Interactionism in Sociology: Definition & Examples
  • Inequality and social change
    Understanding Social Stratification – Natural inequalities and social inequalities; Hierarchy and differences. Approaches to studying Social Stratification – Functionalist approach, Marxist approach, Weberian approach, Feminist approach. Social Inclusion and Social Exclusion. Social Mobility. Contemporary Issues and debates in stratification
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In class participation
  • non-blocking Exam
    Written Assignments (executive summary writing exercise, final paper). All written submissions should follow the formatting below: Paper size: US letter/A4 Margins: 1’’/2,54 cm Font: Times New Roman, 12 pt. 1,5 Referencing: Chicago Style
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (1 module)
    0.3 * In class participation + 0.7 * Exam
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Levine, D. N. (2015). Social Theory As a Vocation : Genres of Theory Work in Sociology. New Brunswick: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=813233

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Juteau Lee, D. (2003). Social Differentiation : Patterns and Processes. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=468477
  • Klaus Weber, & Brayden King. (2013). Oxford Handbook of Sociology, Social Theory and Organization Studies. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.A3D65461
  • Turner, B. S. (1999). Classical Sociology. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=251819