Study programmes / B-EPA Economic policy and administration / Sociology and Social Psychology
Course code:SOC
Course title in language of instruction:Sociologie a sociální psychologie
Course title in Czech:Sociologie a sociální psychologie
Course title in English:Sociology and Social Psychology
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (3 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/1; part-time, 16/0
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week; part-time, lectures per period / seminars per period)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:WS 2019/2020 - FBE
Name of lecturer:doc. PhDr. Martina Rašticová, Ph.D. (supervisor)
Prerequisites:not Final Bachelor Exam
Aims of the course:
Course contents:
1.Sociology as a science of society, the formation of sociology, definition, relationship to other sciences and practices, special sociological disciplines. (allowance 4/3)
2.Social reality and ways of knowledge. Naturalism, psychologism and sociologism. Sociology as a science of social facts (E. Durkheim). Sociology as a science of social behavior (M. Weber). (allowance 2/0)
3.Basic paradigms of sociological thought. The theory of consensus, conflict, interpretive sociology. The issue of power. (allowance 2/1)
4.Society stratified and structured. Social structure, social stratification, social status and its indicators, social and cultural capital, social mobility. The problem of equality (allowance 2/2)
5.Culture, enculturation, acculturation, social subculture and counterculture. Social deviation, anomie. Social control, socialization as a universal instrument of social control. (allowance 4/1)
6.Sociological Research. Methods and techniques of sociological research. Phases of a sociological research. Sociometry and sociotechnic. (allowance 2/4)
7.Social psychology in the system of sciences, structure of psychological sciences, application of social psychology in the working environment (allowance 2/0)
8.Personality in the social context` development of personality, socialization, self-perception, social perception, mistakes of social perception (allowance 2/1)
9.Social communication (nonverbal and verbal communication, theory of attribution) (allowance 2/2)
10.The individual and the group and their mutual interaction (social facilitation, social loafing, conformity, obedience, group processes, styles of leadership) (allowance 2/0)
11.Attitudes (concept of attitudes, attitudes change, stereotypes, prejudices, racism, measuring of attitudes) (allowance 2/0)
12.Pro-social behaviour and aggression (altruism, theories of aggression, stress and coping with stress, conflicts and their solving) (allowance 2/0)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to solve problems
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-general knowledge
-interpersonal skills

Specific competences:
-Student can identify the characteristics of interpersonal social behaviour
-Student knows the principles of research in social sciences
-Students should be acquainted with famous theories, concepts, methods, and paradimgs of Soc. psychology and Sociology
-Students schould be have knowledge in use of psychological methods for managerial work.

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendanceCombined form
Direct teaching
     lecture28 h16 h
     seminar14 h0 h
     preparation for exam22 h42 h
     elaboration and execution of projects14 h0 h
     writing of seminar paper6 h26 h
Total84 h84 h

Basic reading list
  • HAYESOVÁ, N. Základy sociální psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2007. 166 p. ISBN 978-80-7367-283-6.
  • HEWSTONE, M. -- STROEBE, W. Sociální psychologie: moderní učebnice sociální psychologie. Praha: Portál, 2006. 769 p. ISBN 80-7367-092-5.
  • KELLER, J. Úvod do sociologie. 5th ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2004. 204 p. Studijní texty ;. ISBN 80-86429-39-3.
  • SLAMĚNÍK, I. -- VÝROST, J. Sociální psychologie. 2nd ed. Praha: Grada, 2008. 404 p. Psyché. ISBN 978-80-247-1428-8.
  • MORAWSKI, W. Ekonomická sociologie: [problémy, teorie, empirie]. 1st ed. Praha: Sociologické nakladatelství, 2005. 338 p. Základy sociologie ;. ISBN 80-86429-43-1.
Recommended reading list
  • DISMAN, M. Jak se vyrábí sociologická znalost. Karolinum, 2005.
  • SEDLÁČEK, T. Ekonomie dobra a zla: po stopách lidského tázání od Gilgameše po finanční krizi. 2nd ed. Praha: 65. pole, 2012. 367 p. ISBN 978-80-87506-10-3.