- to understand the role of sociology, its theoretical resources and key sociological concepts and gain ability of critical thinking on different social issues
- Ability to identify and assess the "social facts" that are related to studies in business and management;
- Ability to use sociological theories in research and understand social mechanisms of different actions and behaviours;
- Competence in academic reading, writing, and discussion.
- Introduction: Overviewing course structure, content, ILO and assessment methods. Basic concepts and main theories in sociology. How and why sociology is important in business and management studies.
- Classical sociological theories
- Social stratification and inequality. Groups and social boundaries
- Markets and forms of economic integration
- Sociology of religion: public vs private
- Sociology of family. Marriage, childbirth and demographic transition theories
- Sociology of organizations. Collective rationality and institutional isomorphism in organizational fields.
- Social movements and changes
- Urban sociology and institutions
- Gender studies and theories
- Sociology of consumption. Cultural industries and fashion
- Education systems and socialization
- Medical institutions and health
- Research methods and data analysis in sociology
- Norms, roles and values
- Classroom discussions and tasksClass activity is mainly based on in-depth discussion of the assigned readings. Each seminar will be facilitated as an inquiry in which all participants hold themselves and each other accountable for a strong and rich intellectual dialogue.
- Take-home tasksTake-home tasks are organized in the form of short essay and small group tasks/presentations
- MOOC final testThis is the Coursera Classical Sociological Theory final test. This test contains 87 question. To pass this test students need to answer at least 57 questions correct.
- Final exam 1st yearExam is organized as written test with close- and open-ended questions on the readings and discussions of the course
- 2021/2022 4th module0.3 * Final exam 1st year + 0.2 * MOOC final test + 0.25 * Classroom discussions and tasks + 0.25 * Take-home tasks
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Zygmunt Bauman, & Tim May. (2004). Thinking Sociologically: Vol. Second edition. Wiley-Blackwell.