Course: Sociology

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Course title Sociology
Course code USSV/PSOC
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Brychtová Šárka, RNDr. Ph.D.
  • Korovchenko Tetiana, Mgr.
  • Mandys Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to sociology - its definition, structure, importance in practice. Determination of sociological phenomena. History of sociology in its genesis. Types of research (audit, marketing research, sociological research). Basic sociological categories - social groups (classification, features, groups, types of groups). Norms and institutions. Deviation. System of social control, sanctions. Conflicts and its solution (interpersonal, intrapersonal). Partial sociological disciplines Leisure time sociology - time record as a sociological method, leisure time activities. Work sociology

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing), Dialogic (discussion, interview, brainstorming), Work with text (with textbook, with book), Skills training, Stimulating activities (simulation, games, drama)
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint the students with basic socological terms and provide them with knowledge of elementary methodological processes in the analysis of the social environment. The aim is to learn how to use 10 available research techniques and possibly apply the sociology in the company management and social policy.
Students will understand economic phenomena in broader social context and use their knowledge and skills in the practice. They will be able to analyze conflict situations. The students acquire practical skills in sequence to the analysis and application of social phenomena and its graphic processing, they also use practical knowledge. The result is systematic acquirement of practical social skills.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Home assignment evaluation, Work-related product analysis, Discussion, Presentation

The assignment is based on the written test and oral discussion.
Recommended literature
  • Disman, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Praha, 2002. ISBN 978-80-246-0139-7.
  • Giddens, A. Sociologie. Praha, 2013. ISBN 728-80-257-0807-1.
  • Keller, J. Dějiny klasické sociologie. Praha, 2005. ISBN 978-80-86429-52-6.
  • Keller, J. Úvod do sociologie. Praha, 2011. ISBN 978-80-8642-939-7.
  • LOUČKOVÁ, I. Integrovaný přístup v sociálně vědním výzkumu. Praha: SLON, 2010. ISBN 978-80-8642-979-.
  • NOVÝ, I.,SURÝNEK, A a kol. Sociologie pro ekonomy a manažery, Praha, Grada 2006, ISBN 80-247-1705-0.
  • PLUMMER, K. Sociology: The Basics. Routledge, 2010. ISBN 978-0415472050.
  • Sak, Petr. Sociologie stáří a seniorů. Praha: Grada, 2012. ISBN 978-80-247-3850-5.
  • SAUL, J. Social Innovation, Inc.: 5 Strategies for Driving Business Growth through Social Change. U.S.A.: Jossey-Bass, Joss. ISBN 978-0470614501.


Study plans that include the course
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2016) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2013) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2016) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2016) Economy 2 Summer
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Information Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Information Management (2014) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Informatics in Public Administration (2014) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2015) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Economics and Operation in Enterprises (2015) Economy 1 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Public Economics and Administration (2014) Economy 2 Summer
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Regional and Information Management (2013) Economy 2 Summer
Faculty of Economics and Administration Enterprise Management (2014) Economy 2 Summer
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Faculty of Economics and Administration Information and Security Systems (2014) Economy 2 Summer
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