|Course code module||2BPSW-04|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 2nd semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
The student should already have been introduced to sociology and have some knowledge of the most important general sociological concepts.
Students taking this course should have completed (obtained credits for):
Introduction to Sociology (1Ba)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- Basic knowledge of sociological classics (Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel): topics, concepts and principal works.
- Ability to recognise and distinguish between the premises, questions and concepts of the principal sociological paradigms (functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, exchange theory, system theory, figuration theory, theory of communicative action) and to apply them to simple cases.
- Ability to distinguish between paradigmatic variants, as formulated by different authors.
- Ability to interpret paradigms critically on the basis of the premises and concepts put forward in other paradigms.
- Ability to critically ‘translate’ scientific problems from one paradigm to another.
3. Course content
The course provides a thorough introduction to the leading classic sociologists (Marx, Weber, Durkheim, Simmel) and paradigms (functionalism, conflict theory, exchange paradigm, symbolic interactionism, system theory).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, without written preparation
Written assignment: Without oral presentation
6. Compulsory reading – study material
- syllabus compiled by the lecturer
7. Recommended reading - study material