INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
Department of International Relations and European Studies
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
IRS 143 Introduction to Sociology Undergraduate 1 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
5 0 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Bernard Harbaš, Assist. Prof. Dr. Bernard Harbaš, Assist. Prof. Dr.
[email protected] no email

COURSE OBJECTIVE
- Understanding basic sociological terminology, theoretical currents and concepts
- Demonstration of ability to methodologically analyze social phenomena
- Application of sociological knowledge in understanding social problems
- Critical reflection on social issues
- Comprehension of political, cultural, and economic issues and problems through sociological perspective

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. The Sociological perspective
  2. Research and Theory in Sociology
  3. Culture
  4. Socialization
  5. Social Structure and Social Interaction
  6. Deviance and Social Control
  7. Social Stratification
  8. Race and Ethnicity
  9. Sex and Gender
  10. Politics and Economy
  11. Marriage and family
  12. Education and Religion
  13. Population and Urbanization
  14. Social Change and The Environment

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Presentation
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Quiz13
    Midterm Exam(s)130
    Presentation110
    Term Paper110
    Final Exam150
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
      TEXTBOOK(S)
      • Mastering Sociology, James, M. Henslin, Pearson, 2014.

      ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
      Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
      Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
      Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
      Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
      Final Examination(1 week) 0
      Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
      Preparation for Final Examination 0
      Assignment / Homework/ Project 0
      Seminar / Presentation 0
      Total Workload: 0
      ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0