Tittle  Sociology
 Department  International Management and Marketing
 Type (compulsory/optional)  Compulsory
 Cycle (first/second)  First Cycle
 Semester when the component is delivered  5-th semester
 Course description   The primary objective of this course is to provide an overview of social norms, social processes, mechanisms and patterns of improvement. The course "Sociology" allows students to get acquainted with the public education system, to understand the essence of its structural elements, and trace the relationship between them. Much attention is paid to the role of human potential in the society, the relationship of people and society, and the harmonization process.
The program is designed to study the subject in one semester. We will have a look at general examples and frameworks of social activities through the text, lecture, and discussion. This course should
- reveal the specifics of sociology as a science of society, its differences from other sciences;
- prove the importance of existing theoretical concepts of classical and modern periods of social knowledge, show their features and connectivity;
- show and explain the features of the various social institutions, the importance of their knowledge;
- explain the meaning of various special sociological theories to achieve high professional qualifications, show empirical values and the methods of social research for different sectors of society;
- develop students` abilities to gather information, draw conclusions and present the material.
 Course content Topic 1. Sociology as a science
Topic 2. History of Sociology in Eastern Europe and the USA
Topic 3. History of Sociology in Ukraine
Topic 4. Society as a social system
Topic 5. Social structure and social stratification
Topic 6. Sociology of personality
Topic 7. Sociology of economic life, labor and management
Topic 8. Sociology of Politics and Law
Topic 9. Sociology of culture
Topic 10. Sociology of education
Topic 11. Sociology of religion
Topic 12. Sociology of the Family and Youth
Topic 13. Sociology of conflict
Topic 14. Methods of Sociological Research
 Learning outcomes   At the end of the course, students are expected to:
- master basic methodological issues in sociology, international experience and the current state of the industry in Ukraine; learn the basic methods of data collection, processing, and analysis of survey;
- form a complete system of theoretical knowledge of sociology;
- learn the basic principles of organizing and conducting opinion polls;
- learn to explain, evaluate, synthesize the knowledge of society in the context of a systematic approach with elements of structural and functional analysis;
- grasp and consolidate the theoretical knowledge obtained during lectures;
- acquire skills of practical use of theoretical knowledge in practice.
 Contact hours (lectures/seminars)


 Fundamentals of Philosophy, Fundamentals of Economic Theory, Basic knowledge of English
 Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 credits