Checking date: 25/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Introduction to Sociology
Bachelor in Sociology (Plan: 402 - Estudio: 208)

Coordinating teacher: VALIENTE FERNANDEZ, CELIA

Department assigned to the subject: Social Sciences Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

- Knowledge of main sociological theories. Basic skills for sociological empirical analysis. - Critical thinking.
Skills and learning outcomes
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 45
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 55

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Giddens, Anthony, Mitchell Duneier, Richard P. Appelbaum and Deborah Carr.. Introduction to sociology: 13th Seagull edition.. WW Norton & Co Inc.. 2024
  • Giddens, Anthony, and Philip W. Sutton. Sociology 9th edition. London: Polity Press. 2021
Additional Bibliography
  • Giddens, Anthony and Philip W. Sutton.. Essential concepts in sociology, 3rd edition.. London: Polity Press.. 2021
  • Macionis, John J.. Sociology, 18th edition.. Pearson.. 2024.

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