Study Programmes 2015-2016
Elements of Sociology
Duration :
30h Th
Number of credits :
Bachelier en information et communication4
Bachelier en histoire de l'art et archéologie, orientation générale3
Bachelier en histoire3
Bachelier en histoire de l'art et archéologie, orientation musicologie3
Bachelier en traduction et interprétation2
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
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.

- 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 course :
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 ISHS:
Nathalie Pulgar
Phone : 04/366.36.18
Items online :
Syllabus du cours
Syllabus du cours "Eléments de Sociologie" (année académique 2015-2016).