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Code 16474
Year 2
Semester S2
ECTS Credits 6
Workload TP(60H)
Scientific area Social Sciences
Entry requirements N. A.
Learning outcomes To make an introduction to sociology, fostering the questioning resulting from familiarity with the social reality and from underlying assumptions based on students' life experiences. To recognize the specificities of a typically sociological perspective and scientific nature of its approach.
- To recognize the specificity of sociological knowledge, understanding how it differs from and is similar to other social sciences.
- To use sociological imagination and understand its relevance to the development of a sociological perspective.
- To develop a scientific and reflexive stand.
- To define and apply basic sociological concepts.
- To define give examples and demonstrate the relevance of culture, society, socialization, social institutions and social change.
- To understand the inter-influences between micro and macro aspect of society.
- To analyse and interpret basic readings in sociology.
- To demonstrate capacity to sociologically discuss and argument.
Syllabus 1 - Introduction to sociology
1.1. What is sociology - sociology and other social sciences
1.2. Social changes and emergence of sociology
1.3. The development of a sociological perspective
1.4. The sociological imagination
1.5. The fouding fathers of sociology
2 - Society and culture
2.1. Society, nation and state
2.2. Culture and cultural diversity
2.3. Socialization: processes, contents and results
2.4. Social structures and social institutions
2.5. Social interaction and daily life
2.6. Macro sociology and micro sociology: crucial relationships
Main Bibliography Berger, Peter (1980) Perspectivas Sociológicas. Uma visão Humanística, Petrópolis, Ed. Vozes (9ª ed.) (cap. I e II).
Costa, António Firmino da (1992), O que é: Sociologia, Ed. Quimera.
Giddens, Anthony(2001) Sociology, Introductory Readings, Cambridge, Polity Press.
Giddens, Anthony(2004) Sociologia, Lisboa, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, 4ª ed.
Mills, Wright (1965) A imaginação Sociológica, Zahar ed. (cap. I).
Teaching Methodologies and Assessment Criteria Theoretical and practical classes.
Oriented discussion in the introduction of syllabus contents.
Critical analysis and discussion of texts.
Assessment based on: 2 written tests and student participation.
Language Portuguese. Tutorial support is available in English.
Last updated on: 2024-02-26

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