Cursos / 1º Ciclo / Faculty of Economy and Business Management :: Economics
SOCIOLOGIA - 2018/2019
1º curricular year
Semestralidade: 1st semester
Leading Teacher: Prof. Doutora Maria Cristina Cunha
Assistant Professor: Prof. Doutora Maria Cristina Cunha
Class type and School hours
Orientação Tutorial : 1 Horas
Teórico-prática : 2 Horas
Provide the theoretical and methodological instruments to enhance the reflective, critical and independent understanding of the social world;
Encourage the use of concepts and methodologies of the sociological work in the scientific areas and the future professional contexts of the students.
To make known fundamental concepts and theories to analyze the sociological dimension of the social reality and the importance of them for the subject areas and the profissinal contexts of the students;
To contribute to the understanding of the social research, the methods and techniques of analysis and their application;
To promote the recognition of the importance of the scientific approach of the social reality and to familiarize the students with the scientific work.
Skills to be acquired
To acquire scientific and multidisciplinary way of thinking;
To develop intellectual autonomy and capabilities of questioning, and of analytical and critical thinking;
To improve individual skills and team work, and oral and written communications;
To meet theoretical frameworks and methodologies of sociological research; to enhance the capability of selection, collection and interpretation of relevant social phenomena; to apply sociological concepts to their disciplinary areas.
Theoretical-practical classes: presentation of the contents and use of active learning methods (debate from issues or themes of the program).
Tutorials Classes: analysis and discussion of texts; orientation of work with incentives to research.
1. Sociology: object of study; perspectives and practical and theoretical contributions
1.1. What is sociology?
1.2. Sociology, science, objectivity and common sense;
1.3. The development of a sociological perspective;
1.4. Contributions and practical implications of sociology;
1.5. Classical perspectives and more recent approaches of sociology.
2. Culture and Society
2.1. Concept of culture;
2.2 Socialization and social roles;
2.3. Types of society: pre-modern societies, modern and global development.
3. Social relations
3.1. Forms of solidarity and sociability;
3.2. The group phenomenon.
3.3. Group norms.
4. Stratification and social classes
4.1. Definition and characteristics;
4.2. Theories about the classes and social stratification;
4.3. Class divisions in the current Western societies;
4.4. Gender and social stratification;
4.5. Social mobility;
4.6. Poverty and social exclusion
5. Work and economic life
5.1. Paid and unpaid work;
5.2. Trends in occupational system;
5.3. Division of labor and economic dependence;
5.4. Gender inequality in the workplace;
5.5. Work and family;
5.6. Unemployment and job insecurity.
Continuous evaluation: oral evaluation from the discussion of program contents and themes, presentation and discussion of works developed by students under the guidance of the teacher based on reading articles and on the development of projects or research topics;
Written test about syllabus learned in class.
Classes support slide
Support texts and cases
|Author||Giddens, A.; Sutton, P.W.|
|Title||Sociology: a down-to-earth approach|
|Author||Curry, T.; Jiobu, R.|
|Title||Sociolgy for the 21st century|
|Author||Pereira, Luiza Helena|
|Title||Sociologia - Trabalho, Ciência, Cultura, diversid|