Course: Sociology

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Course title Sociology
Course code KPZ/P1SCI
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 3
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
  • Faltová Barbora, Mgr.
Course content
Sociology as a scientific discipline and its significance for practice. The development of sociology, main sociological theories, and their representatives. Nature and society. Traditional, modern, and postmodern society. The diversity of cultures, religions, secularity, and change. The process of socialization, personality, generations, and the life cycle. Social stratification of the society, position, status, social mobility, social groups, crowds, and ethnic structure. Institutionalization of conduct, social position and social role, tender. The family as a specific social group and its development. Organized conduct in the society, bureaucracy, work, and education. Social interaction, communication, and mass communication. The normal and pathological phenomena in the society, values, the system of social control, and conflict. Health from a sociological perspective. Illness from a sociological perspective. Sociology of the patient. The role of the health care worker, and the health care worker-patient relationship. Social phenomena.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, Methods of individual activities
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to acquaint students with the main sociological theories, categories, concepts, and processes to gain the tools for understanding fundamental and specific social processes and phenomena, to convey the latest sociological knowledge, to explain the connection between sociology and social work and to teach them to use sociological knowledge in their work.
The student will acquire basic knowledge of sociology and will demonstrate the ability to view, in a comprehensive way, phenomena and processes that take place in a specific real society, especially in relation to health care and social work. He or she is well versed in the sociological literature.

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Didactic test

Completion of compulsory 60% attendance at the lectures. Completion of assigned written paper. Successful completion of an oral/written examination.
Recommended literature
  • Bartlová, S. Sociální patologie. 1. vyd. Brno: IDVPZ, 1998.
  • Bártlová, Sylva. Sociologie medicíny a zdravotnictví. Brno: Institut pro další vzdělávání pracovníků ve zdravotnictví, 2002. ISBN 80-7013-355-4.
  • Bauman, Z. Myslet sociologicky: Netradiční uvedení do sociologie. Praha: SLON, 1996.
  • Giddens, A. Sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Argo, 2013.
  • Keller, J. Úvod do sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 1997.
  • Lenderová, M. K hříchu i k modlitbě. Žena v minulém století. Praha, 1999.
  • Možný, Ivo. Sociologie rodiny. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2002. ISBN 80-86429-05-9.
  • Veselá, Jana. Sociologický výzkum a jeho metody. Pardubice: Univerzita Pardubice, 2002. ISBN 80-7194-466-1.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Health Studies Health and Social Worker (2014) Health service 1 Winter
Faculty of Health Studies Health and Social Worker (2013) Health service 1 Winter