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Course syllabus ZSOC07_6B - Essentials of Sociology (MTF - WS 2019/2020)


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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Materials Science and Technology in Trnava
Course unit code: ZSOC07_6B
Course unit title: Essentials of Sociology
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
13 hours per semester of study (combined method)
seminar1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
13 hours per semester of study (combined method)

 
Credits allocated: 2
 
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Level of study: 1., 1. + 2.
Prerequisites for registration: none
 
Assesment methods:
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Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The student acquires knowledge in the basic approaches in sociological research with the emphasis on practical orientation in the contemporary world and can characterize the main tendencies of the historical development of sociology, is able to determine the social role and the role behaviours. Understands issues of social control and deviations. S/he knows the types of social groups, the role of the family as a primary group and the school as a secondary group. Student prepared by theory is able to discuss the global problems of humanity and contemporary society.
 
Course contents:
Subject of sociology, etymology, relationship of sociology and other sciences of society. Prospects of sociological exploration. Theoretical study and levels of sociological exploration. Historical context of sociology. The main representatives of the development of sociological thinking. Social structure and stratification of society. Social status. Social inequality. Social role, role behaviours, role conflict. Social interactions, social groups, social deviations, and social control. Socialisation and re-socialisation. Social functions of religion. Church, sects, cult, and religious movements. Demography, trends, and prognosis. Social mobility, migration. Primary and secondary groups. Family, school, mass media, institutions. Culture and civilization. McDonalization of the company. Globalization and global human problems. International terrorism. Mass migration.
 
Recommended or required reading:
Basic:
NOVÝ, I. -- BEDRNOVÁ, E. Psychologie a sociologie řízení. Praha: Management Press, 2007. ISBN 978-80-7261-169-0.
BERGER, P L. Pozvání do sociologie: Humanistická perspektiva. Brno : Barrister & Principal, 2003. 194 p. ISBN 80-85947-90-0.
CSÁMPAI, O. Sociológia pre nesociológov. Trnava: Oliva, 2007. 186 p. ISBN 978-80-89332-01-4.
GIDDENS, A. Sociologie: vydání revidované P.W.Suttonem. Praha : ARGO, 2013. 1048 p. ISBN 978-80-257-0807-1.
JOHNSON, P. Zrození moderní doby: Devatenácté století. Praha: Academia, 1998. 869 p. ISBN 80-200-0694-X.
NOVÝ, I. Sociologie pro ekonomy. Praha : Grada, 1997. 164 p. ISBN 80-7169-433-9.
RITZER, G. Mcdonaldizace společnosti: Výzkum měnící se povahy soudobého společenského života. Praha : Academia, 1996. 176 p. ISBN 80-200-1075-0.
WATSON, T J. Sociology, Work, and Industry. UK: Routledge, 2008. 329 p. ISBN 0-415-43555-2.
ELTON, C. -- GOSTICK, A. The Carrot Principle. New York: Simon and Schuster, 2009. 256 p.

 
Language of instruction: slovak or english
 
Notes:
 
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 640

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Name of lecturer(s): Mgr. Martin Fero, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Mgr. Ivana Novotná, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak, english
doc. PhDr. Andrej Rajský, PhD. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
 
Last modification: 20. 12. 2018
Supervisor: Mgr. Ivana Novotná, PhD. and programme supervisor


Last modification made by Bc. Jana Rohaľová on 12/20/2018.

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