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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 18/04/2014
SOCI0002-1  Sociology of Ideologies (Part)

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Political Sciences, 3rd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Criminology3
Bachelor in Sociology and Anthropology, 2nd year3
One-year preliminary programme leading to the Master in Labour Sciences3
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 2nd year5
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 2nd year4
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 3rd year4
Lecturer :  Marc Jacquemain
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
The aim of the course is to present and analyse the notion of "ideology" in the broadest acception as "global worldview".

It studies societal functions of ideology but also mechanisms of ideological production and specificity of the notion whithin the "architecture of knowledge" (opinions, attitudes, representations).

He bears on classical theoreticians (Marx, Mannheim, Geertz), on modern authors (Castoriadis Ricoeur, Boltanski, Elster...) but also on literary works and pictures. He will also present some research work led inside University of Liege.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
The course has two main goals

- on one hand, render students able to perceive implicit ideologies among which we live and to take distance form them.

- on the other end the study of ideological functioning and production as such, in order to understand how all social relations are "couloured" by ideology.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Face to face
Each lesson will be based on a classical text or a concrete example that will be analysed and decoded by the teacher.
Those text and examples will constitute the examination matter.
Recommended or required readings :  
Texts and examples will be analysed and presented in a schematic way on slides. Students will get both texts and slides.
Outside example from the lectures, students will have to read one complementary text that will be chosen among three possibles. Detailed information will be provided at the fist sessions.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Oral examination for the two sessions
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Marc JACQUEMAIN, tél: 04/ 366 30 72 - fax: 366 29 83
e-mail :

Teaching assistant : Jérôme Pieters

Tel : 04/366 48 94. E-mail :

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