“All the world’s a stage, And all the men and women merely players; They have their exits and their entrances, And one man in his time plays many parts...” William Shakespeare: As You Like It.
Sociology study program offers a scientifically grounded knowledge on how to understand, explain and interpret processes of social reality, including social structures, social institutions and social conflicts. It also draws students attention to various forms of life and self-understanding social actors are involved in. The study program assists students to develop their competence to comprehend and take advantage of basic sociological concepts and theories. With a strong methodological focus our study program encourage students to learn pivotal procedures of sociological research, data analysis and interpretation.
Students after their graduation are able to participation in processing primary forms of analytical knowledge dealing with the workings of social institutions, social actions, and social relations. They are competent to participate in empirical sociological research procedures including statistical data analysis. While our students are able to think conceptually in thanks to their knowledge of both contemporary and classical sociological theories they can also put to use scholarly knowledge dealing with demographic, social and cultural trends in social stratification, social integration, families, gender relations, socialisation, and value patterns of current social reality.
Practical training is a volunatry part of the Sociology Program Curriculum and it is framed as research practice. For the Gender Specialisation, practical training of 80 hours in a selected organization plus analytical report based on such experience are an integral and compulsory part of the curiculum.
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Sociology offers a professional development of those interpretive and analytical competences which can be utilised in various social fields, for instance in education, journalism, marketing and public relations, management of organisations, social works, integration of immigrants, state administration, conflict resolution, family counselling, urban development etc. Students after their graduation are able to participate in various projects as team members dealing with analytical and organisational tasks.
Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.
Single-subject studies with specialization
In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.
In this type of studies, the students focus on the main degree programme (120 credits) supplemented with another, minor, programme (60 credits). The student enrols in the degree programme in which he/she majors. Both the programmes are stated in the university diploma. You will find possible combinations on the websites of individual degree programmes. An exception is programmes preparing students for teaching professions, where both fields of study are equal and the thesis may be written in any of them.
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Arts
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Education
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Economics and Administration
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Informatics
Combinations with programmes from Faculty of Social Studies
The graduate of this study program can continue (when meeting the admission criteria) in any graduate (M.A. level) study program at the faculty.
|Provided by||Faculty of Social Studies|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||3 years|
|Language of instruction||Czech|
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doc. PhDr. Iva Šmídová, Ph.D.