Course: Sociology and Psychology

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Course title Sociology and Psychology
Course code KKM/QSOPS
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Kozlová Lucie, doc. Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures: 1 - Basic terminology, subject definition, history, methodology. 2 - Personality and work. 3 - Work and conditions. 4 - Work and organization, people in the organization. 5 - Manager's personality. 6 - Interaction and communication in an organization. 7 - Influencing in the working process. 8 - Psychology and sociology in business. 9 - Trader's personality. 10 - Corporate culture, identity and ethics. 11 - Concept and system of working with people in the enterprise. 12 - Organizational change. 13 - Loss of employment. Exercises: 1 - Self-knowledge of psychological characteristics based on psychological methods. 2 - Self-knowledge of interpersonal characteristics based on psychological methods. 3 - Self-recognition of the motivational profile based on psychological methods. 4 - Training in recognition of manipulative communication. 5 - Training in the skills of sound self-promotion through verbal communication. 6 - Training in the skills of sound self-promotion through non-verbal communication. 7 - Training of interpersonal skills in business activities. 8 - Training in dealing with conflicting and non-mature clients. 9 - Training in self-presentation. 10 - Training in conducting sales talks. 11 - Moderation training. 12 - Presentation of excellent individual works by students. 13 - Presentation of excellent individual works by students.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 16 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 32 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 32 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim is to provide students with a sociological and psychological perspective of economic activities. To offer basic sociological and psychological information to prospective managers, dealers and specialists, especially about management and business activities. To equip them with information and skills that they can build on and further develop in the specific conditions of their practice.
Knowledge on basic psychological phenomena, ways and approaches to understanding of human psyche, knowledge of person involved in social relations and institutions, knowledge on social processes and social structure.
Prerequisites
Course of Sociology and Psychology is conditioned by the course of Statistics (STAT). It follows the course of Fundamentals of Social Sciences and especially the course of Fundamentals of Psychology and Sociology for Secondary Schools.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Credit Requirements: Elaboration of an individual seminar paper of at least eight A4 pages. Knowledge demonstration of lectured subject through the test, total score to meet the limit - at least 15 correct answers out of 30 questions asked. Exam requirements: During the exam students will demonstrate their ability to apply the knowledge of the subject by solving concrete practical problems. The total score is based on the results of the credit test and the oral examination.
Recommended literature
  • BEDRNOVÁ,E.-NOVÝ,I.:. Psychologie a sociologie řízení ,Management Press, Praha 2004 a novější vydání této učebnice..
  • DEBUS,G.-SCHROIFF,H.W.-WOODMANN,R.W.:. The psychology of work and organization, Sachr, Technical Univerzity of Aachen 1996..
  • HELLRIEGEL,D.-SLOCUM,J.W.-WOODMAN,R.W.:. Organizational behavior, New York, West Publ. Comp.1989..
  • MILKOVICH,G.-BOUDREAU,J.W.:. Řízení lidských zdrojů, Grada, Praha 1993 s důrazem na určité kapitoly dle zaměření studentů..
  • NICHTBURGEROVÁ,D.:. Studijní pomůcka k předmětu sociologie a psychologie..
  • ŠTIKAR,I.-RYMEŠ,M.-RIEGEL,K.-HOSKOVEC,J.:. Psychologie ve světě práce, Karolinum, Univerzita Karlova v Praze 2003..


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