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Course module: 500323-B-6
An Introduction to Sociology for Psychologists
Course info
Course module500323-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; TSB: Sociology; Sociology;
Is part of
B Psychology (Dutch)
dr. T. Reeskens
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Academic year2019
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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 instructions

Lectures and seminars

Type of exams

Written exam (multiple choice questions + open questions) and group presentation + paper from seminars

Compulsory Reading
  1. zie blackboard.
Contact person
dr. A. Peper
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