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The Introduction to Sociology - JSB998
Title: Úvod do sociologie
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2022
Semester: winter
E-Credits: 5
Examination process: winter s.:
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: 500 / unknown (500)
Min. number of students: unlimited
4EU+: no
Virtual mobility / capacity: no
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech, English
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D.
Class: Courses for LLEP
Incompatibility : {Je třeba mít splněny předměty: JSB008, JSB012, JSB015, JSB018}, JSB990
Interchangeability : JSB990
Is incompatible with: JSB990
Is pre-requisite for: JJB402
Is interchangeable with: JSB990
Annotation -
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (30.09.2021)
The course is in Czech in winter semester (starting in October) and in English in summer semester (starting in February) .

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….

2) Written test 2 parts:
a) discussion of selected text from Massey (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)

Total grading: 0-20 points (4, FAIL); 21-26 points (3), 27-33 (2), 34-40 (1)

Aim of the course -
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (22.02.2013)

The goal is to understand basics of sociological thinking.

Literature -
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (22.02.2013)

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: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (22.02.2013)


Requirements to the exam - Czech
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (05.10.2023)

V průběhu kurzu plní průběžnou povinnost ((wikiheslo/minivýzkum/úvaha), termín odevzdání - nejpozději 11.12.2023 12:00) a zakončen je písemnou zkouškou. Výsledek ze zkoušky bude v SIS UK zaznamenán nejdříve 7 pracovních dní po odevzdání wikihesla.

Alternativa k wikiheslu (výzkumné šetření či úvaha) bude zadána společně se specifikací wikihesel (24.10.).
Test: 15 otázek po 2 bodech (min. nutno získat 15 bodů, jinak test nutno opakovat), wikiheslo (4 body prémie max.). Výsledek dle testu: stupnice A-F.

Syllabus -
Last update: PhDr. Ing. Petr Soukup, Ph.D. (16.03.2015)

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, somatic, ludic society.  (chap. 3)

4. Sociological research. qualitative and or quantitativ 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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