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Бакалаврская программа «Программа двух дипломов по экономике НИУ ВШЭ и Лондонского университета»

Contemporary Sociology in Global Age 1

2019/2020
Учебный год
ENG
Обучение ведется на английском языке
3
Кредиты
Статус:
Курс по выбору
Когда читается:
2-й курс, 1, 2 модуль

Преподаватель

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Contemporary sociology in a global age is a supplementary discipline under world standards. It forms the basis of further studies in disciplines such as: economic sociology of popular finance, management, etc. An important contribution of this course to ICEF syllabi is made by developing academic essay writing skills which students will use for all further courses where these skills are necessary, as well as for course and diploma papers. The course is taught in English. Students are supposed to be familiar with World Intellectual history or History of Western Philosophy, and English for academic writing.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • offer an overview of key issues in contemporary sociology
  • apply core substantive and theoretical debates in sociology to a diverse range of empirical societies, including your own
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to define and apply sociological concepts and theories to analyse social phenomena of contemporary society
  • Able to define and apply the concepts of social and class stratification schemes.
  • Able to define and apply the concepts of race and ethnicity, racial discrimination, old (biological) racism and new (cultural) racism, multiple racisms and institutional racism, ‘critical race theory’.
  • Able to define and apply the concepts of ‘new ethnicities’ and situational identity, ethnic inequality, globalisation of ethnicity, push factors’ and ‘pull factors’ models, ethnic conflict, assimilation and integration, ethnicity and health, global differences in health, ‘mobilities research’.
  • Able to define and apply the concepts of sex and gender, gender essentialism and biological determinism, gender roles, gender inequality and the history of feminisms, sexuality, heterosexuality versus homosexuality, medicalised homosexuality, heteronormativity.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Introduction The sociologic approach to human behaviour
  • Class
  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking Seminars’ participation and home assignments
  • non-blocking Midterm Assessment
  • non-blocking Exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.51 * Exam + 0.29 * Midterm Assessment + 0.2 * Seminars’ participation and home assignments
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Bauman, Z. and May, T. Thinking Sociologically, John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated, 2001. https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1811104
  • Dillon, M. Introduction to Sociological Theory: Theorists, Concepts, and Their Applicability to the Twenty-First Century. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009) first edition. http://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/hselibrary-ebooks/detail.action?docID=1566387

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Cohen, R., Kennedy, P. M., & Perrier, M. (2013). Global Sociology (Vol. 3rd ed). Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1523906