Course: Introduction to Sociology

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Course title Introduction to Sociology
Course code KPR/4045
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 2
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
  • Valášková Michaela, Mgr.
  • Kuchař Pavel, doc. PhDr. CSc.
Course content

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
Learn the basics of sociological thought and imagination (interpretation of sociological concepts and themes related to social processes and institutions, social change, collective negotiations and variety of roles in groups and individual citizens in a particular social situation). The main objective of the course is to teach students of sociological thinking and reasoning. Further understand the basic sociological concepts (positions, roles, socioeconomic status, standards and norms, etc.), but especially the ability to recognize the nature of the social problem. The predominant form of teaching is devoted to theory in keeping with the fundamental postulates and general sociological paradigms of the discipline with the adventurous application.
Study area knowledge - Is able to characterize the development of sociological stages of historical, describe them and link them with the basic industry representatives - Is able to define the basic theoretical concepts and paradigms - Is able to describe the topics associated with social processes, social change, diversity of roles of individuals, groups, and other basic concepts of the field (status, role, norm, sanction, social control, tolerance limit, ethnicity, tender, etc.) - Is able to describe the basic methodology of sociological sciences (qualitative and quantitative research methods)
Specialized skills - The student demonstrates the ability of the sociological imagination - Student is able to perceive the individual as a social personality incorporated into the system of social relationships and roles - Student is able to think about the forms of human groupings (from a small group of companies) - Student acquires theoretical foundations and research competencies

Assessment methods and criteria
Recommended literature

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): Music Education in Helping Professions Area (A14) Category: Pedagogy, teacher training and social care 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter