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Bachelor 2015/2016

Sociological Theory

Type: Compulsory course (Sociology)
Area of studies: Sociology
Delivered at: School of Sociology
When: 2 year, 1 module
Instructors: Viktoria K. Antonova (author, delivers lectures, conducts seminars and checks works), Svetlana Bankovskaya (author), Alexander B. Gofman (author), Elena R. Iarskaia-Smirnova (author and delivers lectures), Olga E. Kuzina (author), Vladimir G. Nikolaev (author, delivers lectures, checks works and administers exams), Nikita Pokrovsky (author, delivers lectures, conducts seminars and checks works), Olga A. Simonova (author, conducts seminars and checks works)
Language: Russian
ECTS credits: 4

Sociological theory is a one year course for the 1st -2st year BA students. Throughout first semester, students deal with questions relating to the nature of sociology; the methods which sociologists use; the methodology and the major sociological perspectives. The key aspects in relation to individuals and society are examined through the concepts of role, socialisation and identity. Second semester material builds on and reinforces the knowledge received in the first semester. Two main topics will be covered in second semester are ‘Power in society’ and ‘Globalisation and social change’. Third semester will pay attention to developing of the students competencies of considering some sociological topics through different theoretical perspectives, namely the key issues around urban lives in contemporary society will be studied. Sociological theory is abasic discipline forming the basis of further studies in disciplines such as: Analysis of Sociological Data, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Culture, etc. The course is taught in English.  

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