Institute: Gazdaság- és Társadalomtudományi Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező u. 15-17.) Credit: 2
Type of classes: Nappali Language: angol Semester: 2019/20/2
Level: ERASMUS; Kritérium tárgy;
Responsible Teacher: Dr. Molnár Máté Teacher(s): Ráczkevi Ágnes;
Consultations (total/week): Heti Lectures: 2 Practice lectures: 0 Labs: 0 Consultations: 0
Type of Exam: félévközi jegy
Aim of the subject: The aim of the course is to introduce students to the main themes and questions of sociology.
Requirements during the semester
(homeworks, essays,
excercises, teamworks,
part and final
oral/written exam etc.):
To get a grade it is compulsory to visit the lectures. There will be an attendance register, the level of absence cannot exceed the level
written in TVSZ.
Students are requested either to write a position paper (essay) or to give a ± 5 min. oral presentation on self selected tasks approved by the
lecturer during the semester.
The paper must be between 2500 – 3000 words long (without reference list.), and should be sent in electronically.
A written, test-type exam will be held on the last week.
Recording of the lectures in any electronic form is not allowed.
Week of
Topics of lectures/practices
1. What is Sociology?
2. Socialization
3. Family
4. Education
5. Health
6. Poverty, Social Exclusion and Welfare
7. Religion, Crime and Deviance
8. Race, Ethnicity and Migration
9. Stratification and Class
10. The Environment, Globalization, Global Inequalities
11. Government and Politics, The Media
12. Organizations and Networks
13. Work and Economic Life
14. Test
Type of evaluation,
repetition, calculation
of grade, etc.
A written, test-type exam will be held on the last week.
up to 16 p (40%) = 1
17 to 20 p (50%) = 2
21 to 24 p (60%) = 3
25 to 32 p (80%) = 4
33 to 40 p (100%) = 5
Compulsory literature: Giddens, Anthony (2006): Sociology – 5th Edition , Cambridge, Polity Press
Suggested literature: Giddens, Anthony (2008): Szociológia – Második kiadás, Budapest, Osiris Kiadó