121-0309/02 – Sociology (SOC)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Economics JournalismCredits4
Subject guarantorPhDr.Mgr. Vojtěch BednářSubject version guarantorPhDr.Mgr. Vojtěch Bednář
Study levelundergraduate or graduateRequirementCompulsory
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2009/2010Year of cancellation2009/2010
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
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Extent of instruction for forms of study
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Full-time Examination 2+0

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Define the basic elements of media sociology Explain the effect of media information on perceiving the reality Describe the development of thinking theories in relation to media Explain the contents analysis of media information Discuss how media and politicians mutually influence each other Analyze news, journalistic and political programs in media

Teaching methods



Cílem předmětu je seznámit studenty se základy sociologie, a to s přihlédnutím k jejich orientaci na pomezí žurnalistiky a ekonomické vědy. Důraz bude proto kladen jednak na ty problémové okruhy, ve kterých se přístup sociologie od ekonomického liší, jednat na ty okruhy, v nichž se na různých úrovních odrážejí soudobé problémy ekonomicky globalizovaného světa.

Compulsory literature:

BAKER, E. Media concentration and democrary: why ownership matters. Cambridge: Cambridge 2007 Giddens, Anthony: Politics, Sociology and Social Theory: Encounters with Classical and Contemporary Social Thought. Cambridge, 1995.

Recommended literature:

BERGER, A. A. Media Research Techniques. California: Sage Publications, 2006.

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


Other requirements


Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

1. The basic definition of sociology 2. Development of modernity 3. Generalization of market and its social consequences 4. Classics of sociology in relation to economic issues 5. Theory of modernization 6. Relationship between economic and socio issues 7. A new social question 8. Problems of networks 9. Social consequences of the organized modernity crisis 10. Risk society 11. The middle classes in the modern society 12. Social state and its problems 13. Exclusion and marginality 14. Modernization of the social sector 15. Some impacts of globalization

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 2009/2010 Winter semester, validity until: 2009/2010 Summer semester)
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Min. number of points
Examination Examination 100  51
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.ZaměřeníFormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2009/2010 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (7202R020) Economics Journalism P Czech Ostrava 2 Compulsory study plan

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