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Bachelor 2015/2016

Sociological Theory

Type: Compulsory course (Sociology)
Area of studies: Sociology
Delivered at: School of Sociology
When: 1 year, 1-4 module
Instructors: Viktoria K. Antonova (author and delivers lectures), Svetlana Bankovskaya (author), Chares Demetriou (delivers lectures), Christian Fröhlich (delivers lectures), Alexander B. Gofman (author, delivers lectures and administers exams), Elena R. Iarskaia-Smirnova (author and delivers lectures), Olga E. Kuzina (author, delivers lectures, conducts seminars, checks works and administers exams), Vladimir G. Nikolaev (author, delivers lectures, conducts seminars, checks works and administers exams), Oleg A. Oberemko (conducts seminars and checks works), Nikita Pokrovsky (author, delivers lectures and administers exams), Olga A. Simonova (author, delivers lectures, conducts seminars and checks works)
Language: Russian
ECTS credits: 9

Principles of Sociology is a one year course for the 1st year BA students of honors group. 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.Principles of Sociology 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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