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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 19/04/2014
SOCI0003-1  Elements of Sociology

Duration :  30h Th
Number of credits :  
Bachelor in Information and Communication, 1st year4
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, General, 1st year3
Bachelor in History, 1st year4
Bachelor in History of Art and Archeology, Musicology, 1st year3
Bachelor in philosophy, 2nd year4
Bachelor in French and Romance Languages and Literatures, 2nd year4
Bachelor in Translation and Interpreting, 2nd year2
Lecturer :  Gautier Pirotte
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Organisation and examination :  
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Course contents :  
This course constitutes a general introduction to sociology, its main authors and paradigms. Students will be introduced to this discipline by focusing on basic concepts such as social identity and social tie.
Objectives:

- To present a general history of sociology as a scientific discipline and place sociology within human and social sciences;
- To approach the main paradigms, authors and theories;
- To study key-concepts such as social identity and social tie.
Learning outcomes of the course :  
General knowledge on Sociology : authors, founding theories, methods and angle of disciplinary analysis.
Learning of the some specific vocabulary of the discipline.
Capacity of synthesis of scientific texts.
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
None
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Ex-Cathedra lectures. The course will be organised during the first semester.
Recommended or required readings :  
Syllabus (Part I. Founders'Theories of Sociology) and articles.
RIGAUX Nathalie, Introduction à la sociologie par sept grands auteurs, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2008 (2nd edition). Powerpoint Presentation.
Assessment methods and criteria :  
Written exam in January
NB: Students in BAC1 can take the exam in June and in September (3 sessions). However, students in BAC2 can only take the exam in January and possibly in September (2nd session) .
Work placement(s) :  
Organizational remarks :  
Contacts :  
Gautier Pirotte Gautier.Pirotte@ulg.ac.be Phone: 04/366.27.80

Assistante : Lara Mahy Lara.Mahy@ulg.ac.be Tel : 04/366.46.94

Secretariat ISHS : Nathalie Pulgar npulgar@ulg.ac.be Phone : 04/366.36.18


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