The general goal of the course is to acquaint psychology students with the sociological perspective on society.
- After the course, students are able to:
- describe the general origin of sociology;
- explain the most important sociological theories, and name the principle representatives;
- recognise how these theories analyse a social situation;
- explain several sociological phenomena (e.g. consumption, gender differences).
The course has the following main topics:
- The arising of sociology as a science and the link with psychology;
- A general comparison of the main sociological traditions;
- An analysis of several sociological phenomena (e.g. social recognition and consumption, inequality and social problems, gender differences).
Students also follow seminars in which they will explore an actual sociological topic in a small group.
Type of instructionsLectures and seminars
Type of examsWritten exam (multiple choice questions + open questions) and group presentation + paper from seminars
- zie blackboard.