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Course, academic year 2019/2020
Contemporary social theory - JSM421
Title: Contemporary social theory
Guaranteed by: Department of Sociology (23-KS)
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Actual: from 2016 to 2020
Semester: winter
Points: 9
E-Credits: 9
Examination process: winter s.:oral
Hours per week, examination: winter s.:2/0 Ex [hours/week]
Capacity: 80 / unknown (80)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: English
Teaching methods: full-time
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. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D.
Teacher(s): PhDr. Mgr. Jan Balon, Ph.D.
Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)
This course concentrates on key debates within last century’s social theory by means of commented reading. Systematic attention is paid especially to the ways by which social theory analyzes transformations and transitions of contemporary societies - and to the problem: how are these transformations reflected in the research agenda of the social sciences? The course is interdisciplinary in its design.

Last update: doc. Mgr. Martin Hájek, Ph.D. (03.12.2019)

Week 1 – Oct. 7, What is Social Theory? 

Week 2 – Oct. 14, Postmodernism and the Consumer Society

Week 3 – Oct. 21, Globalization

Week 4 – Oct. 28, Public holiday

Week 5 – Nov. 4, Postcolonialism

Week 6 – Nov. 11, Multiculturalism

Week 7 – Nov. 18, Civil Society

Week 8 – Nov. 25, New Capitalism

Week 9 – Dec. 2, Transformations of Identity

Week 10 – Dec. 9, Post-Communism

Week 11 – Dec. 16, Written Test



For the list of Required Readings, see MOODLE

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