Course detail


FA-SOCCompulsoryBachelor's (1st cycle)Acad. year: 2010/2011Winter semester3. year of study2  credits

The subject's aim is to make the students acquainted with the basic sociological aspects of architectural and urban design, and to impart them the basic knowledge of demography and sociology, which is relevant to architecture and urban design.
The subject is divided in two parts. In the first one, the students get acquainted with the fundamentals of sociology and demography in relation to architecture and urban design. In the second part, they get a deeper insight into some problematic phenomena of today's cities with view to sociology and social geography .

Learning outcomes of the course unit

By attending the lecture, the student gains an overview of the social problems connected with urban planning, information on disciplines, institutions and experts engaged in these interdisciplinary problems, and ability to understand the results of their studies


Knowledge of the main urban development processes, interest in extending the knowledge of relating disciplines, ability to orientate oneself in foreign-language (primarily English) texts.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Jacobsová, J.: Život a smrt amerických velkoměst. Praha, Odeon 1961 (CS)
Disman, M.: Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Universita Karlova, Vydava-telství Karolinum, Praha 1993. ISBN 80-7184-141-2 (CS)
Konvička, M. et al.: Město a povodeň. Brno, ERA Group 2002 (CS)
Murphy, R. F.: Úvod do kulturní a sociální antropologie. Sociologické naklada-telství, Praha 1998. ISBN 80-84850-53-2 (CS)
Musil, J.: Lidé a sídliště. Praha, Svoboda 1985 (CS) Regionální politika, Program obnovy venkova, Program SAPARD (CS)
Roubíček, Vladimír: Úvod do demografie. CODEX Bohemia, Praha 1997. ISBN 80-85963-43-4 (CS)
Plán rozvoje zemědělství a venkova na období 2000-2006, Bytová politika, Koncepce bytové politiky, Program regenerace panelových sídlišť (CS)
Schmeidler, Karel a kol.: Sociologie v architektonické a urbanistické tvorbě. PC-DIR s.r.o. - Nakladatelství Brno, Technická 2, Brno 1997. ISBN 80-85895-11- 0 (CS)
Sýkora, L., ed.: Suburbanizace a její sociální, ekonomické a ekologické důsledky. Praha, Ústav pro ekopolitiku, 2002 (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Teaching methods depend on the type of course unit as specified in the article 7 of BUT Rules for Studies and Examinations.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Results of written examination are evaluated.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

Introduction to the sociology
Sociological research
Urban sociology, social environmentalism cities
Sociology country, urbanization like social and cubic suit
Social theory groups, theory local groups and their application in urbanism
Demesne, territorial behaviour, theory neighbourhood and ward (neighbourhood)
Family and living, sorts living home and their incidence on inhabitant
Sociological piece of knowledge about new living sets and coffee - grounds.standpoint at reconstructions
Social and demographic aspects territorial scheduling
Social aspects demographic development
Social causes of loss after natural disasters
Social aftermath disasters
Social aspects life in marginal regions and small cities


The objective is to make the students acquainted with basic sociological notions compiled with view to the needs of urban planning and, on the basis of research projects focused on sociology and social geography, with the social aspects of urbanisation processes.

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

Control tests in the course of lectures.

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer