Course code Soci1030
Faculty Faculty of Education, Psychology and Art, Faculty of Social Sciences
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 32 48
E-courses 2SOC1169: Introduction to Sociology
Course annotation The aim of the course is to present basic sociology concepts and key theoretical guidelines, to learn basic sociology terms, to prepare students for independent studies of text books and scientific literature.
Academic knowledge
1. theoretical knowledge about the most important sociological concepts;
2. theoretical knowledge about the most important andtheoretical perspectives.

Professional skills
3. critical and analytical thinking,
4. to select academic literature on particular topics;
5. to write academic texts;
6. to use references;
7. to analyse academic texts, identify authors’ message and basic arguments;

8. to obtain and select information independently;
9. to analyse information independently;
10. to use information;

11. to evaluate social processes from the sociological perspective.
Course plan 1. Subject of sociology. L-4
2. Culture. L-2
3. Socialization. L- 2
4. Deviance and social control. L-2
5. Social interaction and social structure. L-2
6. Social groups and organizations. Formal organization. L-2
7. Social stratification and social mobility. L-2
Test. L-1
8. Racial and ethnic social inequality. L-2
9. Gender. L-2
10. Population. L-2
11. Social aspects of environmental problems. L-2
Test. L-1
12. Social institutions: economics, religion. L-2
13. Social institutions (continued): family, education. L-2

14. Social change. L-2
Requirements for obtaining credit points During the course student should:
1. to pass two tests (20%);
2. to prepare individual paper on one of topics proposed by professor (30 000-36 000 printed signs) – 30 %;

3. to pass a written examination – 50%.
Study programmes Information Management
Social Work
Social Work
Political Science
Communication Science
Social Pedagogue
Social Work
Social Work