Course: Fundamentals of Sociology

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Course title Fundamentals of Sociology
Course code KSV/ZSK
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Šebeš Marek, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures 1)Subject of sociology, relation of sociology to other disciplines 2)Individual, group, society, socialization 3)Social roles, social action, social interaction, institutions 4)Social structure, stratification, social inequalities Distanc learning 5)Groups, crowd, collective action 6)Sociology of family and life cycle 7)Sociology of education 8)Sociology of work and unemployment

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
Learning outcomes
The course aim is to present students basic concept, theoretical approach and methods of sociological knowledge and develop scientific-critical view on structure of modern society and processes of social change. These finding led to development of basic methodological and analytical skills in relation to concrete social problems (generally methodological and cultural aspect).
Knowledge of different sociological branches and concepts of key topics and problems.

Assessment methods and criteria

Credits based on the final test.
Recommended literature
  • Berger, P. L.:. Pozvání do sociologie. Naše vojsko, Praha 1991.
  • Buriánek, J.:. Sociologie. Fortuna, Praha 2003.
  • Giddens, A.:. Sociologie. Argo, Praha 2003.
  • Havlík, R.:. Úvod do sociologie. Karolinum, Praha1998.
  • Keller, J.:. Úvod do sociologie. SLON, Praha 1992.
  • Mills, C. W.:. Sociologická imaginace. Mladá fronta, Praha 1968.

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): Teaching for the First level of primary school (1) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter