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Бакалаврская программа «Социология и социальная информатика»

Macrosociology

2021/2022
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
5
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course will survey macro-social theories with a special focus on comparative sociology and social development. The student will have to read about a hundred pages of texts each week and discuss them during the seminars. Additionally, the student will be appointed to serve as a discussion leader in selected sessions. The session appointments will be made in the first week of class. The course will conclude with a final exam administered in LMS.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • study of social structure and its change
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • be able to explain the diversity of human societies
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction
    Russia’s transformation in the post-Soviet period
  • Early factors of uneven development
    The role of geography, climate, environment, literacy, and state organization
  • The origin of the state
    Social contract vs. stationary bandit
  • State antiquity as an explanatory variable
    The benefits of early state organization
  • Within-country effects of international competition
    Geopolitical strain as a factor of state breakdown and ethnic strife
  • Social consequences of capitalism
    The transforming role of the market economy in social organization
  • Macroeconomic theories
    Culture vs. institutions
  • Theories of nationalism
    Institutions and modernization
  • Theories of modernization
    Value change as the driver of modernization
  • Conclution
    Happiness in comparative perspective
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Presentation and lead an in-class discussion.
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.5 * Exam + 0.5 * Presentation and lead an in-class discussion.
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Iovu, M.-B., Rata, G., & Runcan, P.-L. (2013). Applied Social Sciences : Sociology. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=553316

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Barbalet, J. M. (1998). Emotion, Social Theory, and Social Structure : A Macrosociological Approach. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=55629
  • Cotesta, V., & D’Auria, M. (2012). Global Society and Human Rights. Leiden: Brill. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=439996