Checking date: 11/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

Study: Bachelor in Law (206)

Coordinating teacher: DIAZ GORFINKIEL, MAGDALENA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Analysis Department

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Specific subjects are not required.
The skills to be developed will be the following: A) Starting in the habit of analytical and critical reflection of sociological work, to get used to contextualize what is read, heared and seen from a scientific perspective. B) Identifying the sociological perspective of social reality analysis, know the main concepts and sociological processes as basic tools of the discipline and for understanding the juridical sphere. C) Explaining the function of different social institutions according to the most relevant sociological theories. D) Being trained in information management and use of interdisciplinary approach for analyzing nowadays societies E) Learning to synthesize the readings and to communicate it properly in written and oral form.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
1) Brief introduction: Object and method of sociology 2) Culture: Features and components The functions of culture 3) Socialization and the life cycle: Concept and processes of socialization. The agents of socialization 4) Control, crime and deviation: Social control: conformity and deviation. 5) Family and gender. Historical evolution of the family: new typologies. The social construction of gender 6) Stratification and social class: Layering systems Social mobility 7) Society, change and globalization: Social change: main factors. The global society.
Learning activities and methodology
In coherence with the mentioned objectives and competences, the teaching-learning methodology is participatory, continuous and open. Some of the training activities will be: Practical exercises: Acquisition of competences of the Degree in the field of Sociology. Practices during the Course: Acquisition of competences in the field of Sociology. Discussion and presentation of the basic contents: Conference, followed by discussion. Acquisition of basic scientific and technical knowledge in this field.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 50
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 50
Calendar of Continuous assessment
Basic Bibliography
  • Giddens, A.. Sociología. Alianza. Madrid.. 2014
  • Iglesias de Ussel, Julio y Trinidad Requena, Antonio (coordinadores). Leer la sociedad. Una introducción a la sociología. Tecnos, Madrid. 2008
  • Macionis, John H., Plummer, K... SOCIOLOGY. Essex. Prentience-Hall, 5th Ed.. 2011
Additional Bibliography
  • Beck, U.. Risk Society: towards a new modernity. London. Sage Publications. 1992
  • Castells, M. . The information age: economy, society and culture. Oxford. Blackwell. 1999
  • Giddens, A. Consequences of Modernity. . Cambridge. Polity Press. 2009
  • Giddens, A. Runaway World: how Globalisation is reshaping our lives. London. Profile. 1999
  • Lyon, D. . Postmodernity. Buckingham. 1994
  • Merton, P. . Social Theory and Social Structure. London. Collier-MacMillan. 1968
  • Sztompka, P.. The Sociology of Social change. London. John Wiley & Sons. 1993

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.