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Course Unit Code711-0605/26
Number of ECTS Credits Allocated2 ECTS credits
Type of Course Unit *Choice-compulsory
Level of Course Unit *First Cycle
Year of Study *
Semester when the Course Unit is deliveredWinter, Summer Semester
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
Language of InstructionCzech, English
Prerequisites and Co-Requisites Course succeeds to compulsory courses of previous semester
Name of Lecturer(s)Personal IDName
SOL06PhDr. Oldřich Solanský, Ph.D.
VYS06Mgr. Markéta Janíková
KOW01Mgr. Petra Kowaliková, Ph.D.
The course covers three thematic areas: general sociology (The formation of sociology, Development of approaches to the study of society, Social structure, Social change and social mobility), Culturological perspective in sociology with applications on the organisational culture (Culture concept in sociology, Interpretative and objectivist aproach to the culture, National cultures versus multiculturalism) and partial specific sociological topics (Media and Society, Sociology of the Family, Social deviance). Proceed from general to specific, from general sociology to sociological sub-disciplines, in the case of macro-level view kulturologického national cultures on micro-level corporate culture.
Learning Outcomes of the Course Unit
The aim of the course is to strengthen the sociology student ability to respond in general to the world, find their place in a social environment, think about yourself, about the values that surround them, and that he recognizes or rejects. The aim of sociology is to provide fundamental insights into the study of society. Students will infer skill in a social context and from their deceptions of sense (stereotyped thinking).
Course Contents
•The formation of sociology.
•Development of approaches to the study of society: selected representatives of sociological thinking.
•Social structure, systems of stratification.
•Social change and social mobility.
•The concept of culture in sociology. General Introduction.
•Objectivist and interpretive view of culture.
•National culture versus multiculturalism.
•Diversity of cultures.
•Introduction to organisational culture.
•Media, culture and society.
•Changes in family form.
•Social deviance.
Recommended or Required Reading
Required Reading:
Evans, K. (2006): Studying Society: the essentials, London, Routledge, 220p. 0415355206 (pbk.)
Churton, M. (2000): Theory and Method, Basingstoke, Macmillan Press. 324 p. ISBN 033368110X
Sennett, R. (2006): The culture of the new capitalism. New Haven : Yale University Press. 214 p.
Newman, D. M.(1999): Sociology of families. Thousand Oaks : Pine Forge Press, 1999.
xxix, 540 p
selected chapters from : Giddens, A. (2001): Sociology. Cambridge : Polity Press, 2001.
xvii, 750 p.
BAUMAN, Zygmunt. Myslet sociologicky – netradiční uvedení do sociologie. 2. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2010. 239 s. ISBN 978-80-7419-026-1.
GIDDENS, Anthony, SUTTON, Philip W. Sociology. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017. 1192 p. ISBN 978-0745696683.
HAVLÍK, Radomír. Úvod do sociologie. 5. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2007. 128 s. ISBN 978-80-246-1385-7.
LUKÁŠOVÁ, Růžena. Organizační kultura a její změna. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010. 238 s. ISBN 978-80-247-2951-0.
• PETRUSEK, Miloslav. Základy sociologie. 1. vyd. Praha: Akademie veřejné správy, 2009. 189 s. ISBN 978-80-87207-02-4.
Recommended Reading:
Bauman, Z (1998): Globalization : the Human Consequences, Cambridge : Polity, 136 s.
Bell, M. (2004): An invitation to Environmental Sociology Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, 325 p
Hirst, P; Thompson, G.(1999): Globalization in question : the international economy and the possibilities of governanc. Cambridge : Polity Press, 318 p.
Macionis, J.J.(2002): Sociology : a global introduction. Prentice-Hall, 2002.
selected chapters from: Macionis, J.J.(2002): Sociology : a global introduction. Prentice-Hall, 2002. xxviii, 766 p.
selected chapters from: Churton, M. (2000): Theory and Method, Basingstoke, Macmillan Press. 324 p. ISBN 033368110X

BEDRNOVÁ, Eva, NOVÝ, Ivan a kol. Psychologie a sociologie řízení. 3. rozšířené a doplněné vydání. Praha: Management Press, 2007. 798 s. ISBN 978-80-7261-169-0.
JIRÁK, Jan, KÖPPLOVÁ, Barbara. Média a společnost. Praha: Portál, 2007. 207 s. ISBN 978-80-7367-287-4.
MATĚJŮ, Petr, VLACHOVÁ, Klára [et al.]. Nerovnost, spravedlnost, politika. 1. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2000. 402 s. ISBN 80-85850-82-6.
MOŽNÝ, Ivo. Rodina a společnost. 2. vyd. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2008. 323 s. ISBN 978-80-86429-87-8.
MUNKOVÁ, Gabriela. Sociální deviace: přehled sociologických teorií. 1. vyd. Praha: Karolinum, 2001. 134 s. ISBN 80-246-0279-2.
NOVOTNÁ, Eliška. Sociologie sociálních skupin. 1. vyd. Praha: Grada, 2010. 120 s. ISBN 978-80-247-2957-2.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
Lectures, Seminars, Individual consultations, Tutorials
Assesment methods and criteria
Task TitleTask TypeMaximum Number of Points
(Act. for Subtasks)
Minimum Number of Points for Task Passing
Exercises evaluationCredit85 85