Introduction to sociology
|Course code module||FTEBAVS13B|
|Study load (hours)||84|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
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2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
Introduction to sociology aims to inform students about "the" society as a
scientific object and the impact of specific characteristics of society
on people's social actions. Important in this matter are the views of great sociologists from the
past and present and how they can inspire our views: the basic
understanding of sociological thought, the great historical and current
developments of society, the crucial social issues and problems, both "old" and "new" social matters.
3. Course content
First of all, the sociological perspective as a line of approach is
explained. Then the four major sociological frames of reference
(functionalism, etc.) are discussed. The classic authors (Durkheim,
Weber, Marx, etc.) and current authors (Beck, Castells and Giddens) are
briefly examined. The most significant concepts of sociology are
explored (culture, social action, collective identity, social
inequality, social change, etc.). The group will explore the tension
between economy, work and current society (globalisation, etc.).
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: Lectures
5. Assessment method
Exam: Written, without oral presentationClosed bookMultiple choiceOpen questions
6. Compulsory reading – study material
- Vranken J., Henderickx E. & Vanmarcke L. (2008), Het Speelveld en de Spelregels, Leuven: Acco.
- Slides available in 'print' at ACCO.
- Complete slides on Blackboard (those on print only give the main elements!)
- On the Blackboard students can find compulsory audiovisual materials (short videos). These are marked with (V).
7. Recommended reading - study material
Extra audiovisual material and texts are available on the Blackboard. They are marked with (F).
Questions can be asked in the lessons, or students can use the Forum on Blackboard to ask questions about the course content to the other students. The answers are being checked by the professor.
The tutor(s) can be contacted through e-mail.
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