Course detail

Sociology

FAST-BZB008Acad. year: 2020/2021

Subject and importance of sociology, macrosociology and microsociology, sociological paradigms and theories, methods and techniques in sociology, attitudes and relations, social perception, personal image, verbal and nonverbal communication, rituals, social groups, classification of social groups, role of the individual in groups, position in groups, social mobility, behaviour norms, social and biological formative influences to personality, sociogram, sociology in firms, public relations, work relations, styles of direction, direction and management.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of basic sociological principles, schools and paradigms. Connecitons with sociology and technology. Using of sociology in technical and engineering praxis in firm and personal life.

Prerequisites

Basic sociological terminology at the secondary school level from the subjects "Foundations of Social Sciences" or "Civics", knowledge of basics of law, knowledge of statistic methods from mathematics useable in sociology, interest in sociological topics, observing and cognition of society, connection of sociology with psychology, basic knowledge of psychology and social psychology.

Co-requisites

Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Not applicable.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Not applicable.

Language of instruction

Czech

Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Subject matter and importance of sociology, position of sociology in scientific field. Social structure of society.
2. History of sociology. Overview of the most important sociological theories, courses and paradigms. Importance for nowadays.
3. Macrosociology, social development. Social psychology. Society, groups and teams. Microsociology. The structures of organisations, office and firm. Management and checking.
4. Sociological theories and paradigms. The theory of conflict and the theory of consensus in society and organisation.
5. Sociological methods, research techniques and their statistical processing. Observation, questionnaire, research, survey, testing methods. Socio-psychological methods of describing the individual.
6. Attitudes and relationships in groups and their recognition. Structure of organisations. Direction styles. Planning and organizing.
7. Social perception. Active and passive adaptation techniques. Professiogram. Analysis of work performance. Motivation in work and direction. The hierarchy of needs. Motivation factors.
8. Verbal and nonverbal communication. Communication skills. Presentation. Brainstorming. Directed meeting. Discussion.
9. Principles of sociological world view and the role of the individual in it. Relationship between the individual and society. Social structures, social statics and dynamics.
10. Rituals in sociology and in everyday behaviour. The role theory. Characteristics of work placement. Factors of work environment.
11. Social groups and their classification. Firm culture, identity and ethics. Social deviation.
12. Motivation and stimulation of workers. Usage of sociology in personal management. Sociology of work, marketing and direction. Career.
13. Solution of conflicting and stressful situations. Sociology of leisure time. Sociology of youngsters and school.

Aims

Orientation in problems of sociology of society and social groups. Analysis of social relations, processes in society and social development;
knowledge of social structure in whole society level and also in level of organization, firm, personality;
application of sociology to future job of absolvents in building firms and technical practise.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-GK Bachelor's, 3. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

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