Course: Introduction to sociology

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Course title Introduction to sociology
Course code KPEG/SSOAK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Fantyš Tomáš, Mgr.
  • Vaněčková Olga, PhDr.
Course content
Content: Basic terms in sociology. The founders of sociology. Basic paradigms. Socialization and sociology of education. Culture, society and the individual. Stratification and group structure, society. Social structure and equality. Standards and deviant behaviour. Political relations and democracy. Society and the processes of globalization. Sociological methods.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
Students will get to know about the basic categories of modern sociological theory, main paradigms of sociological thought and about some fundamental issues within society such as the issue of inequality and social structure, culture, socialization, deviant and criminal behaviour and social control and the issue of globalization.
Students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of basic sociological categories, such as social inequality, social structuration, culture, socialization, deviant and criminal behaviour, social control and globalization.
Not required

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Seminar paper.
Recommended literature
  • BAUMANN, Z.:. Myslet sociologicky. Praha: SLON, 2000.
  • GIDDENS, A.:. Sociologie. Praha: Argo, 2013; vybrané kapitoly.
  • KELLER, J.:. Úvod do sociologie. Praha: Slon, 2012.
  • MAREŠ, P.:. Sociologie nerovnosti a chudoby. Praha, SN, 1999.
  • PETRUSEK, M. a kol.:. Dějiny sociologie. Praha: Grada, 2011.
  • PETRUSEK. M.:. Sociologické školy, směry, paradigmata. Praha, Slon, 2000.
  • PETRUSEK, M.:. Základy sociologie. Praha: Akademie veřejné správy 2009.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Education Study plan (Version): Social Pedagogy (2) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer