Introduction to Sociology

Uvod v sociologijo

Course credits:

6.00 ECTS / 60 (40 hours of lectures, 20 hours of exercises, 0 hours of seminars, 0 hours other forms of work)

Course holder:

izr. prof. dr. Marjan Hočevar


  • Tch. Asst. Ana Jagodic
  • Tch. Asst. Dr. Nina Perger






First semester

Study degree

1. level

    Course execution:

  • Undergraduate Programme of Communication studies - Marketing Communication and Public Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Cultural studies - Studies of Culture and Creativity
  • Undergraduate Programme of Defence Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of International Relations
  • Undergraduate Programme of Journalism
  • Undergraduate Programme of Media and Communication Studies
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Public Policies and Sdministration
  • Undergraduate Programme of Political Science - Studies of Politics and the State
  • Undergraduate Programme of Social Informatics
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology
  • Undergraduate Programme of Sociology - Human Resources Management

Short content

- Definition of sociology, its object of study - society, delimitation and relationship with other disciplines; sociological imagination. - Overview of basic sociological terms and concepts and their use at explaining and researching of social. - Social integration and differentiation, division and inequality, conflicts, difference (class, ethnicity, gender, status, roles etc.), Integration of European societies. - Culture and society: cultural diversity and social inequality, levels of societal organization (micro/macro). - Social structure (accomodation, “enforcement” and human agency (“freedom/liberty”, individuality): the relationship between the individual and the society. - Social phenomena, processes and change: the globalization process. - Social institutions and subsystems (family, religion, politics, economy, law, education, health system ...). - Indicative outline of basic classical sociological theories and methods by learning their main representatives, strengths and weaknesses. - Contemporary sociological concepts and dillemas: social sedentarism and fluidity, “risk society”, structuration, postmodernity, “public sociology”, technology and communication

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