Course: Fundamentals of Sociology and Social Research

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Course title Fundamentals of Sociology and Social Research
Course code KCHP/SPVC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
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)
  • Tlčimuková Petra, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
- Basic stages in development of sociology - Human society as the organization - Position and role of culture in human existence - 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)
Learning outcomes
To understand the society as a system and structure, social stratification. and mobility, socialization, institucionalization , social groups and formations, manifestation of culture and social pathology. Characterization of select sociological branches for. eg. sociology of family, ethnic minorities etc.
Command of basic topics of general sociology and interpret contents choise sociological branches and their main concepts
Prerequisites
The subject links to knowledge of social sciences in the high school level

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination, Seminar work

To study two books from literature amd knowledge of subjects. Preparing of project of sociological research.
Recommended literature
  • Bauman, Z. Myslet sociologicky. Slon, Praha. 1996.
  • Bauman, Z. Úvahy o postmoderní době. Praha,. 1995.
  • 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