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I. SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
II. SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
III. COURSE CURRICULUM
SUBJECT DATA
OBJECTIVES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES
TESTING AND ASSESSMENT OF LEARNING PERFORMANCE
THEMATIC UNITS AND FURTHER DETAILS
Subject name
SOCIOLOGY
ID (subject code)
BMEGT43A003
Type of subject
class
Course types and lessons
Type
Lessons
Lecture
2
Practice
0
Laboratory
0
Type of assessment
exam
Number of credits
3
Subject Coordinator
Name
Dr. Janky Béla
Position
associate professor
Contact details
janky.bela@gtk.bme.hu
Educational organisational unit for the subject
Department of Sociology and Communication
Subject website
Language of the subject
magyar - HU
Curricular role of the subject, recommended number of terms

Programme: Elective subjects

Subject Role: Elective

Recommended semester: 0

Direct prerequisites
Strong
None
Weak
None
Parallel
None
Exclusion
None
Validity of the Subject Description
Approved by the Faculty Board of Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Decree No: 580251/13/2023 registration number. Valid from: 29.03.2023.

Objectives

The aim of the subject is to introduce students to the most important theories that describe the individual and group behavioural patterns of social life, and gives an overview of the acquired knowledge on the structure and institutions of modetn societies.

Academic results

Knowledge
  1. Knows the concepts, key relationships and theories needed to describe the regularity of social actions;
  2. know the basic theories of game theory describing interdependent social relations,
  3. know the theories describing the normative embeddedness of social action,
  4. know the main experimental results in the field of behavioural economics.
Skills
  1. Ability to plan, organise and carry out independent learning,
  2. ability to understand and use action theory, game theory, normativity,
  3. typical literature and library resources on influencing behaviour,
  4. be able to recognise in everyday life the typical social situations analysed by the theory of action and to put into practice what they have learned,
  5. is able to use its creativity.
Attitude
  1. It is open to learning and absorbing new information generated by action theory;
  2. collaborate with the teacher and fellow students to develop their knowledge,
  3. expand their knowledge through continuous learning, open to the use of information technology tools.
Independence and responsibility
  1. It welcomes well-founded critical comments,
  2. collaborate with fellow students in certain situations - as part of a team - to solve problems,
  3. applies the methodological individualist approach of action theory to the interpretation of social phenomena.

Teaching methodology

Lectures, exercises, interactive learning.

Materials supporting learning

  • Elster, Jon (1995): A társadalom fogaskerekei. Osiris, Bp.
  • Fussel, Paul: Osztálylétrán Amerikában. Európa, Bp., 1987
  • Hradil, Stefan: Régi fogalmak és új struktúrák. Miliő, szubkultúra és életstílus a 80-as években. In.
  • Andorka Rudolf, Stefan Hradil és Jules Peschar (szerk.): Társadalmi rétegződés. Aula, Bp., 1994.
  • Janky Béla: Etnikai csoportok és etnikai konfliktusok. In. S. Nagy Katalin (szerk.): Szociológia. Typotex, Bp., 2006.
  • Marosán György (2008): A büntetés dicsérete. Szociológiai Szemle 18. évf. 3. sz.
  • Szakadát István: Cselekvéselmélet dióhéjban. Typotex, Budapest 2008

General Rules

The assessment of the learning outcomes formulated in point 2.2 is based on the active performance in class. Those students who do not get a recommended grade based on their class participation, but get the signature, need to take an exam.

Performance assessment methods

Detailed description of the performance evaluations carried out during the term: Performance assessment: Participation on the lessons, collecting points in class by answering questions, participat-ing in the interactive game, doing homework, etc., and if not enough points are collected, then exam.

Percentage of performance assessments, conducted during the study period, within the rating

  • homeworks: 20
  • in-class assignments: 20
  • class activity: 10

Percentage of exam elements within the rating

  • exam: 50

Conditions for obtaining a signature, validity of the signature

Az aláírás feltétele az órák rendszeres látogatása (előadások legalább 50%-a)

Issuing grades

%
Excellent 90-100
Very good 80–89
Good 65–79
Satisfactory 50–64
Pass 40–49
Fail < 40

Retake and late completion

Retake and make-up test options are defined by the valid regulations of the University’s Code on Education and Examination. The last lesson is an opportunity to retake or make-up one exercise.

Coursework required for the completion of the subject

Nature of work Number of sessions per term
classes 28
preparation during the term 32
preparation for exam 30
total 90

Approval and validity of subject requirements

Topics covered during the term

-Egyén és közösség -A racionális döntés -Társas interakciók -Konfliktus, kooperáció -A modernizáció folyamata -A késő modern társadalmak -A közeljövő társadalmi kihívásai

Lecture topics

Additional lecturers

Name Position Contact details

Approval and validity of subject requirements