Checking date: 10/04/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Sociology
(13210)
Study: Bachelor in Political Science (205)


Coordinating teacher: ARAMBURU-ZABALA HIGUERA, LUIS

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Social Analysis

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS

Course:
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Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law



Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
General competences: - Instrumental: to develop the capacity of analysis and synthesis - Personal and systemic: to understand the relevance of an interdisciplinar teamwork; self-critical reasoning; motivation for excellence. - Others: ability to link the knowledge of Sociology to other subjects in the area of the social sciences Specific competences: - Knowledge about sociological perspectives and methodologies - Development of the practical applications of sociological knowledge to different scenarios.
Description of contents: programme
- The concept of Sociology - Sociability and culture - Analysis of socialization and social interaction - Social organization - Social inequality - Social change
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. In the terms established by university regulations, in this subject it is not possible to use mobile phones during the classes. Likewise, electronic devices of any type, including computers, must be turned off, unless the teacher expressly allows the use of some of them in specific situations and for academic purposes.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Giddens, A.. Sociology. Cambridge. Polity Press. (6th Ed.). 2009
  • 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 and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.