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Course, academic year 2019/2020
The Introduction to Sociology - JSB990
Title: The Introduction to Sociology
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2019
Semester: summer
Points: 5
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (40)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: not taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
Explanation: The course is intended primarily for visiting students and students of english-taught programmes. Students studying sociology aren't allowed to enroll.
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
priority enrollment if the course is part of the study plan
Guarantor: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D.
Incompatibility : {Je třeba mít splněny předměty: JSB008, JSB012, JSB015, JSB018}, JSB998
Interchangeability : JSB998
N//Is incompatible with: JSB998
Z//Is interchangeable with: JSB998
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (08.02.2019)
Course for non-sociological branches of study try to show sociological style of thinking.
Requirements for exam:
1) Essay approx. 2 pages long. It has to be original (i.e. most of idea are not copied). The topic for essay is: The current society is….

Evaluation 0-20 points.

2) Written test 2 parts:
a) discussion of selected text from Masery (see above), understanding to the text and description by sociological terms (0-8 points)
b) description of 6 sociological terms from Giddens textbook (0-12 points)

Evaluation 0-20 points.

Total grading: 0-40 points, grading scheme: A-F according to Faculty rules.
Aim of the course
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (08.02.2019)

The goal is to understand basics of sociological thinking.

Last update: Jana Vojanová (14.06.2018)

Basic textbook:

Giddens, A., M. Duneier, R.P. Appelbaum, D. Carr. 2012. Introduction to Sociology (8th ed.). W.W. Norton

not necessary to read chapters 12, 13, 14 and 17


Massey, G. (Ed.). 2012. Readings for sociology (7th ed.). W.W.Norton

Teaching methods
Last update: Jana Vojanová (14.06.2018)


Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (08.02.2019)

1.Establishing of sociology. Marx, Durkheim, Weber. (chap. 1)

2. Structure of sociology. Paradigms of sociology. (chap.1, 4)

3. Traditional society, modern and postmodern (postindustrial). Information, mcdonaldized, credit card societies.  (chap. 3)

4. Sociological research. qualitative and or quantitative research. (chap. 2)

5. Socialization, everyday life. Sociology and culture. Mass culture. (chap. 4,5)

6. Socialization and social control. Social deviation and its theories: anomy, labeling, differential associatons. Permissive society.  (chap.¨7)

7.  Gender as new topic in sociology. Gender and race inequality. Identity and sexuality. Feminism as philosophy and social movement.Family, marriage and kinship. (chap. 10)

8. Family, sexuality.(chap. 15,18)

9. Social inequality.Class, strata. Underclass, global poverty. (chap. 10,15)(chap. 8, 9)

10. Globalization. Role of goverments. Time, space, family in the globalization era. (chap. 20)

11. Organizations and institutions. Sociology of organizations and bureaucracy. Small groups as opposite to organizations. (chap. 6)

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