Study Programmes 2017-2018
Elements of Sociology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelor in information and communication5
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5
Bachelor in history5
Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5
Bachelor in translation and interpretation2
Certificat d'université en didactique de la Philosophie et de la citoyenneté5
Lecturer :
Gautier Pirotte
Language(s) of instruction :
French language
Organisation and examination :
Teaching in the first semester, review in January
Units courses prerequisite and corequisite :
Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program
Learning unit 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.

- To present a general history of sociology as a scientific discipline and to 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 learning unit :
General knowledge on sociology : authors, founding theories, methods and disciplinary approach. 
Learning of the vocabulary associated to the discipline. 
Ability to summarise scientific texts.
Prerequisite knowledge and skills :
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, 2015(3rd edition). Powerpoint Presentations.
Assessment methods and criteria :
Written exams
Work placement(s) :
Organizational remarks :
Contacts :
Gautier Pirotte
Phone : 04/366.27.80
Véronique Fettweis (assistante)
E-mail : 
Phone : 04/366.52.69
Secrétariat Faculty of Social Sciences:
Nathalie Pulgar
Phone : 04/366.36.18