SOC201 Social Theory

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
SOC201 Social Theory 2 2 6 TUE 13:00-15:00; THU 11:00-12:00
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Muhidin Mulalic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
9:00-13:00
Wednesday:
9:00-13:00
B F2.24 - 033 957 236
E-mail mmulalic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This is an introductory course to social theory, which covers the following topics: Positivism, Functionalism, Conflict Theory, Exchange Theory and Rational Choice, Phenomenological Sociology and Ethnometodology, Symbolic Interactionsim, Feminist Theory, Critical Theory and Post-Modernism.
Textbook Shaun Best (2003). A Beginner's Guide to Social Theory. London: Sage Publications; Anthony Elliot (2009). Contemporary Social Theory: An Introduction. London and New York: Routledge.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify major concepts, definitions and terms related to social theory
  2. Apply critical and analytical skills in analyzing social issues
  3. Interpret the impact of social changes and developments in the global age
  4. Use sociological knowledge to understand society and everyday life
  5. Identify main sociological thinkers and their sociological theories and ideas
  6. Use sociological, historical, analytical and comparative skills
Teaching Methods This course employs a range of teaching and learning methods such as lecturing, written assignments, presentations, essays, group debates and pop quiz.
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course Introduction
Week 2 The Foundations of Society [pp. 1-13]
Week 3 Functionalist Perspectives: Theorizing Systems and Structures [pp. 17-44]
Week 4 Marxism: Theorizing Capitalism [pp. 50-104]
Week 5 Marxism: Theorizing Capitalism [pp. 50-105]
Week 6 The Action Perspectives: Theorizing Social Action and Self [pp. 110-138]
Week 7 MIDTERM EXAM AND ITS PREPARATION
Week 8 Feminist Approaches: Theorizing Patriarchy and Obsession [pp. 144-177]
Week 9 Anthony Giddens: Theorizing Agency and Structure [pp. 183-209]
Week 10 Postmodernism: Theorizing Fragmentation and Uncertainty [pp. 213-270]
Week 11 The Network Society [pp. 270-307] Anthonny Elliot
Week 12 Social Theory and Globalization [pp. 308-340] Anthonny Elliot
Week 13 Afterwards: Social Theory Today and Towards 2025 [pp. 342-351] Anthonny Elliot
Week 14 Presentations
Week 15 COURSE REVISION AND FINAL EXAM PREPARATION
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5,6
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 2 20 1,5,6
Mid-term Exam 1 20 2,5,6
Presentation 1 10 2,4,6
Participation 1 10 6
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Home Study 2 14 28
Quizzes 3 2 6 Quizzes 3 2 6
Participation 2 7 14 Final Exam 23 1 23
Home Study 2 14 28 Home Study 2 14 28
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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