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Bachelor 2015/2016

History and Sociology of Humanitarian Studies

Type: Compulsory course (History)
Area of studies: History
Delivered by: School of Sociology
When: 3 year, 3, 4 module
Language: Russian
ECTS credits: 3
The main issues addressed in the course: What is a connection between ideas and ways of their existence in society? Is it possible to consider the "ideas" regardless of the social order? What is the relation between knowledge, society, and everyday expertise (research)? Does a community of experts and relationships in these communities, generating scientific knowledge, affect the everyday notions of "reality" and about the "truth / falsity of knowledge"? How does the ordinary knowledge of experts impact the production of scientific knowledge? What is the relationship between knowledge and power, knowledge and morality, knowledge and belief? How do social institutions affect production, ordering, performance of "information"? Finally, how do we distinguish knowledge from non-knowledge, and that is "the ability to know"? Selecting theories of primary sources, the key figures does not purport to be all-embracing problem field of the sociology of knowledge and systematization of comprehensive research material on the subject. But the course is oriented in the space of the main approaches to the question of the social nature of truth, faith, knowledge, and perceptions of reality.