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Bachelor 2012/2013


Type: Compulsory course
Area of studies: Journalism
Delivered at: Department of General Sociology
Faculty: Faculty of Media Communications
When: 1 year, 3, 4 module
Instructors: Elena R. Iarskaia-Smirnova (delivers lectures), Rostislav V. Kononenko (conducts seminars)
Language: Russian
ECTS credits: 3


The aim of this course is to study the social interactions and social processes in the society, forming the ability of  understanding of cultural diversity, seeing the unlearned in the familiar, comparing the social structures with the acting of agents and their ideas;  forming the skills in the sphere of  the design of scientific texts, formulating and argumentation of scientific thought, analyzing structure of modern society.


In the end of the course the student must:

Know and understand:

- structure of sociological knowledge and the connection between it’s elements;

- the main sociological theories for the analysis of certain social phenomena;

- the methods and methodology used in sociological analysis of the information in modern media;


Be ready to:

- formulatetheir ownresearch goal andformulatethe problem;

- choose the appropriate methodology andmethods

- make conclusions on the basisof the research and takeresponsibility for it


Develop skills to be able to:

- independently search for the literature within the subject of research;

- accurately arrange the references in the academic paper;

- present the received knowledge in public;

- moderate the discussion in a group;

- design the decision in a group;

- make presentations at Russian and International student conferences


Acquireskills for:


- independent analysis of socially significant phenomenon of today;

- a comparison of the ongoing processes in Russia and other countries of the world from the position of sociology;

- being able to orient oneself in the diversity of informational sources and compare the messages they broadcast;

- predicting the effects of different phenomena and processes typical for modern society