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Advanced SociologicalTheory

Code: DSOC010     Acronym: TSA

Keywords
Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Sociology

Instance: 2021/2022 - 1S Ícone do Moodle

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Sociology
Course/CS Responsible: Third cycle of studies in Sociology

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
DSOC 8 DSOC - Study Plan 1 - 6 41 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 2,00
Tutorial Supervision: 1,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 2,00
Helena Carlota Ribeiro Vilaça 0,70
Maria Isabel Correia Dias 0,50
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves 0,80
Tutorial Supervision Totals 1 1,00
Maria Isabel Correia Dias 0,20
Carlos Manuel da Silva Gonçalves 0,40
Helena Carlota Ribeiro Vilaça 0,40

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students

Objectives

Analyze the main epistemological and theoretical questions about the sociological thought
Knowledge on major contemporary sociological theories
Analyze the similarities and differences between sociological theories
Understanding the potentialities and limitations of sociological theories for the analysis of complex contemporary social dynamics

Learning outcomes and competences

Mastering the key epistemologicaland theoretical structuring of Sociology
Develop the capacity of critical analysis of sociological theories
Develop the ability toformulate new concepts and mobilizing critical sociological theories
Communication skills, oral and written, knowledge
Ability to work independently and in a team
Learning ability, innovation and creativity

Working method

Presencial

Program





  1. Sociological theories: rupturesand continuities

  2. Debates andt theoretical controversies. Actor-structure, micro-macro consensus and conflict

  3. Rationalization and social systems

  4. Feminism and gender inequalities

  5. Theories ofglobal society

Mandatory literature

ADKINS, L e SKEGGS, B. ; Feminism after Bourdieu, Blackwell, 2004
BECK, U., ; La sociedad del riesgo mundial, Paidos, 2008
BAUMAN, Z.; Liquid Modernity, Polity Press, 2000
BONNY, Yves ; Sociologie du temps présent, BONNY, Yves (2004), Sociologie du temps présent, Paris, Armand Colin., 2004
CASTELLS, M. ; A era da informação: economia, sociedade e cultura, FCG, 2001
COLEMAN, J.; Foundations of Social Theory, Harvard Press, 1990
ELIAS, N.; O Processo Civilizacional, D. Quixote, 1989
GIDDENS, A.,; Consequências da modernidade, Celta, 2005
HABERMAS, N.; Théorie de l’agir communicationnel, Fayard, 1987
LUHMANN, N.; Complexidad y modernidad: de la unidad a la diferencia, Trotta, 1998
RITZER, George (edit.) ; The Blackwell Companion to major contemporary social theorists, Malden, Blackwell, 2003
TURNER, B.,; New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, Blackwell, 2007
WALLERSTEIN, I. ; O sistema mundial moderno, 1990
WIGGERSHAUS, R.; A escola de Frankfurt: história, desenvolvimento teórico, significação política, Difel, 2002

Complementary Bibliography

ALLAN, Keneth; The Social Lens, Sage , 2007
FERNANDES, António Teixeira ; Monotonia Democrática e Diluição das Regulações Sociais, Afrontamento, 2006
GINER, Salvador (coord.) ; Teoría Sociológica Moderna, GINER, Salvador (coord.) (2003), Teoría Sociológica Moderna, Madrid, Ariel., 2003
KUMAR, Krishan ; Da Sociedade Pós-industrial à Pós-Moderna, KUMAR, Krishan (1997), Da Sociedade Pós-industrial à Pós-Moderna, Rio de Janeiro, Zahar Editor., 1997
MARUCCELLI, Danilo ; Sociologies de la modernité, Folio , 1999
MILES, Steven ; Social theory in the real world, Sage, 2001
RITZER, George ; Explorations in social theory, Sage , 2001
RITZER, George e SMART, Barry (edit.) ; Handbook of social theory, Sage , 2001
RITZER, George ; Modern Sociological Theory, (7ª edition), MacGrawhill, 2008
SCOTT, John ; Sociological Theory , Edward Elgar, 1995
TURNER, Bryan ; Teoria Social, Difel, 1996
TURNER, Bryan S. (edit.) ; The New Blackwell Companion to Social Theory, Blackwell, 2007
TURNER, Jonathan ; The structure of sociological theory, Wadsworth, 2003
WATERS, Malcom ; Modern Sociological Theory, Sage, 1994

Teaching methods and learning activities

The course is based on a combination of various teaching methodologies. Theoretical sessions- exhibition by teachers of the contents of the program. Theoretical-practical sessions-presentation of texts for students and their discussion. Tutorial sessions-monitoring of student work.

keywords

Social sciences > Sociology > Social changes

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

Designation Weight (%)
Participação presencial 25,00
Trabalho escrito 75,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

Designation Time (hours)
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 30,00
Estudo autónomo 78,00
Frequência das aulas 54,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams

Evaluation components: individual report theme; oral presentation of a text in the classroom or individual writing of a review.
 All assessment components are obligatory. Approval for the curricular unit requires that the classifications obtained in each of the components is equal or higher than 10.

Calculation formula of final grade

Individual report theme (75%)

Oral presentation of a text in the classroom or individual writing of a review (25%)

Examinations or Special Assignments

N/A

Special assessment (TE, DA, ...)

N/A

Classification improvement

The classification improvement occurs only for the individual thematic report. For the purpose of calculating the final classification, the classification obtained shall be
in the oral presentation of a text in the classroom or in an individual written review with the corresponding weightings.



The resource occurs only for the individual thematic report. The classification obtained in the oral presentation of a text in the classroom or an individual written review with the corresponding weights will be considered for the purpose of calculating the final classification
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