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Basic Sociological Concepts

Code: 131141
ECTS: 5.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Renata Relja
doc. dr. sc. Tea Gutović
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1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Seminar 30
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
The course emphasis is on analysis of key social relations, forms and processes, different types of social behavior and significant social phenomena to
enable understanding of the meaning of sociological knowledge.
1.Introductory lesson (2 lessons)
Introduction with the seminar essay literature and seminar essay assignments (2 lessons)
2. Sociological perspective: sociology and everyday experience; sociology and other social sciences (2 lessons)
3. Distinctive sociological approach to society: beginning and development (2 lessons)
4. Sociology founders: the development of contemporary sociology (2 lessons)
5. Defining the concept of society: development of human societies; premodern; modern societies; society theories (2 lessons)
6. The structure of society: social hierarchy (2 lessons)
7. Social groups: types of social groups, criteria of group division; relations between the individual and groups; group dynamics; social organization (2 lessons)
8. Sociology of leisure: gender and leisure; leisure and social control (2 lessons)
9. Poverty and social exclusion (2 lessons)
10. Authority and power: political institutions (2 lessons)
11. Elite theory: power and politics in Western democracy; new social movements (2 lessons)
12. Social differentiation: social stratification and social inequality (2 lessons)
13. Bureaucracy: elements of bureaucratic structure; bureaucratization of social relations (2 lessons)
14. Social control/ sociological, psychological and anthropological approach (2 lessons)
15. Deviancy/ biological, sociological and psychological theories (2 lessons)
Learning outcomes:
  1. Understanding the development of modern societies.
  2. Detect relations between the individual and the group.
  3. Noticing the relationship between sociology and everyday experience
  4. Explaining the development of key social relations, forms and processes
  5. Understanding different types of social behavior.
  6. Identifying and describing significant social phenomena.
  7. Critical and creative thinking about key social issues.
  8. Noticing the importance of scientific approach in society studies as an unavoidable part of contemporary knowledge.
  9. Describing key aspects of structure of the structure of society and social hierarchy.
  10. Distinguishing different types of social groups and criteria of group division
  1. Uvod u sociologiju, , Kuvačić, I, Zagreb:Golden marketing Tehnička knjiga, 2004.
  2. Understanding Social Division, , Best, S, London:SAGE Publications, 2005.
  3. Uvod u sociologiju., , Haralambos, M, Zagreb: Globus, 1989.
Optional literature:
  1. Sociology for a New Century, , Bradshaw, Y.W. , Healey, J.F., Smith, R, London: SAGE Publications, 2001.
  2. The SAGE Handbook of Sociology, , Calhoun, C., Rojek, C., Turner, B. S, London: SAGE Publications, 2005.
  3. Evolucija društvenosti, , Hrgović, J., Polšek, D, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2004.
  4. Rajska zajednica i društveni pakao-sociološka razmatranja, , Katunarić, V, Zagreb :Disput, 2013.
  5. Sporna zajednica Novije teorije o naciji i nacionalizmu, , Katunarić, V, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2003.
  6. Ideologija, utopija i moć, , Kalanj, R, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2010.
  7. Struktura znanstvenih revolucija, , Kuhn, T. S, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2013.
  8. Sociology. Exploring the Architecture of Everyday Life, Brief Edition Fourth Edition, , Newman, D. M, London: SAGE Publications, 2014.
  9. Introduction to Sociology, , Ritzer, G, London: SAGE Publications, 2014.
  10. Vlast i politika, , Weber, M, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, .
  11. Politika kao poziv, , Weber, M, Zagreb: Jesenski i Turk, 2013.
1. semester
Mandatory course - Regular studij - Sociology
Consultations schedule: