Applied Sociological Theory
- develop the skill of interpreting empirical data applying different sociological theories
- understand the complexity of social systems and gain ability of critical thinking on social issues in light of the key concepts underlying major sociological theories
- Ability to use sociological theory for development of sociological research design, be able to differentiate social actions and social behavior, explain social actions through social mechanisms, understand the link between micro-actions and macro-outcomes, generate simple middle-range theories, develop academic skills in reading, writing, and presentation.
- Structural functionalism 2
- Symbolic interactionism 2
- Ethnomethodology 2
- Analytical Marxism
- Neo-Weberianism: class, status, legitimacy, charisma
- Cultural capital
- Symbolic capital
- Social capital
- Organization theory: structural contingency, isomorphism
- Collective dilemmas and where to put them
- Classroom discussionStudents need to participate in classroom discussion. Discussion is based on reading that is sent to students in advance. Classroom discussion grade has weight 0.6 of final grade. This grade accumulates lecture and seminar participation and activity.
- Exam presentationStudent prepare final project in groups. Exam presentation grade has 0.4 weight of final grade.
- Ritzer, G., & Smart, B. (2001). Handbook of Social Theory. London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=251719
- Bourdieu, P., & Emanuel, S. (2010). Rules of Art : Genesis and Structure of the Literary Field. Maldon, MA: Polity. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1734387
- Hochschild, A. R. (1975). The Sociology of Feeling and Emotion: Selected Possibilities. Sociological Inquiry, 45(2/3), 280–307. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-682X.1975.tb00339.x