Course detail

Sociology (APS)

FAST-BZA012Acad. year: 2020/2021

Concept of sociology, society, group, culture, environment, social stratification, sociological research, methodology, sociological streams, sociological schools, sociological paradigms, history of sociology, personalities in sociology, contribution of sociological theories current state of knowledge, social world, microsociology, macrosociology, sociological thinking, social perception, personal image, verbal and nonverbal communication, rituals, classification of groups, role and position in groups, behaviour norms, social and biological formative influences to the personality, architecture and sociology, social environment, social space, housing, life-style, traditional and modern architectural design, social psychology, environmental civil engineering, neighbourhood phenomenon, the problem of integrity, culture, luxury and poverty, social aspects in architecture.

Department

Institute of Social Sciences (SPV)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Knowledge of general sociological principles and their application in technology and architecture, orientation in basic sociological schools and paradigms. Sociological knowledge about relation between housing and environment, architectural regeneration of environment, development programs and design process.

Prerequisites

Basic knowledge of general sociology, social psychology, economy, philosophy or ethics (in the secondary school level from subjects "Foundation of Social Sciences" or "Civics"), knowledge of elemental terminology from sociology, information about practical possibilities of sociology and some methods of sociological research (observing, questionnaire etc.), knowledge of basic statistic methodology in working up of data.

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. Introduction into sociology. Importance of sociology. Subject and methodology of general and applied sociology.
2. Society, social groups, sociometry. The importance of sociology to society, man and architect.
3. Sociological terminology, schools, streams and paradigms - summary, importance and heritage.
4. History of sociology, basic theories of sociological thought. Inspiration for present.
5. The theory of consensus and the theory of conflict. The problem of orientation in the world, social control.
6. Traditional and modern society in sociological concepts. Conservativism, rationalism and liberalism.
7. Complementary approach to the interpretation of social phenomena in society. Social structure of society. Demographic development.
8. Sociology in architectural and urban design. Determinism of the environment. Neighbourhood phenomenon.
9. Uniformity and diversity. Social stratification and space. Sociology of family, importance of family. Family and housing.
10. Public and private spaces. Sociological evaluation of living level. Preferences and ideas of people on housing.
11. Towns and village as the social units - agreements and differences. Architectural determinism. Urbanization in development.
12. Sociological research in architecture. Future housing. Sociology of housing and aspect of environment. Life between buildings.
13. Participation of users in the architectural design process, development programmes. The social aspects of architecture.

Aims

Orientation in problems of sociology of society and social groups;
analysis of social relations, processes in society and global social development;
knowledge of social structure in whole society and also in level of organization, firm, personality;
research of relation between sociology and housing, architecture and ecology;
application of knowledge from sociological theory to future job of absolvents in building firms, architectorial workplaces 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-APS Bachelor's, 4. year of study, winter semester, 2 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit

 

Lecture

26 hours, optionally

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