Course: Fundamentals of Sociology and Social Research

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Course title Fundamentals of Sociology and Social Research
Course code KCHP/KSPVC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Majerová Kateřina, Mgr.
Course content
- Basic stages in development of sociology - Human society as the organization - Social relations and communities - Social stratification mobility a social status - The organization of survey - Preparing of sample - Characterization of basic methods and technics of data collection - Preparing of interview and formulatiom of questions - Analysis of documents, content analysis , case studies - Technics of observation and sociometry - The main types of qualitative surveys - Proccessing and data analysis - The possibilities of data presentation

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), E-learning
Learning outcomes
To understand sociology as science and define its place among other sciences, basic sociological paradigm, socialization and institutionalization, characteristics of various sociological disciplines such as sociology of family or sociology of state. Understand sociological methodology, differentiate between the qualitative and quantitative research methods, designing and doing sociological research.
acquiring the knowledge of the basic topics of general sociology and sociological methodology.
Prerequisites
The subject links to knowledge of social sciences in the high school level

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Interim evaluation

The studying of literature. Semi-term test and final test.
Recommended literature
  • Bauman, Z. Myslet sociologicky. Slon, Praha. 1996.
  • Berger, P. L.:. Pozvání do sociologie. Naše vojsko, Praha 1991.
  • Buriánek, J. Sociologie. Praha. Fortuna. 1996. 2000.
  • Giddens, A. Sociologie. Praha: Argo, 2001. ISBN 80-7203-124-4.
  • Keller,J. Úvod do sociologie. Praha. SLON. 1994.
  • Šubrt, J. a kol. Soudobá sociologie I. Praha. Karolinum.2007.
  • Zich, F. Úvod do sociologie. Praha. VŠFS o.p.s. 2003.


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2018) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Theology Study plan (Version): Free Time Education (2016) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter