Institute: Gazdaság- és Társadalomtudományi Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező u. 15-17.) Credit: 3
Type of classes: Nappali Language: angol Semester: 2015/16/1
 
Level: Villamosmérnök szak;
 
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,
presentations,
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 to write two position papers (essays) or one position paper and a ± 5 min. oral presentation on self selected tasks approved by the lecturer during the
semester.
The paper/s 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
semester
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
 
Compulsory literature: Giddens, Anthony (2006): Sociology – 5th Edition , Cambridge, Polity Press
Suggested literature: Giddens, Anthony (2008): Szociológia – Második kiadás, Budapest, Osiris Kiadó