Checking date: 07/05/2020

Course: 2019/2020

Introduction to Sociology
Study: Bachelor in Sociology (208)

Coordinating teacher: VALIENTE FERNANDEZ, CELIA

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Sciences

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
- Knowledge of main sociological theories. Basic skills for sociological empirical analysis. - Critical thinking.
Description of contents: programme
- The course will teach students: i) the object of sociological study; ii) main sociological theories; and iii) main sociological concepts. Some lessons will be devoted to the analysis of families, education, religion or the state.
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures (2 ECTS credits). Students will have enough time to ask questions. - Exercises made and corrected in the classroom (2 ECTS credits). - Mandatory and voluntary readings made by students (2 ECTS credits).
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Macionis, John H., and Ken Plummer. Sociology (fifth edition). Pearson. 2011

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.