Introduction to Sociology

ldroi1221  2024-2025  Louvain-la-Neuve

Introduction to Sociology
3.00 credits
45.0 h
Bocquet Nicolas (compensates Rihoux Benoît); Cultiaux John (compensates Merla Laura); Merla Laura; Rihoux Benoît;
Main themes
Elements of Sociology 1. Specificity of the sociological approach; 2. Main sociological points of views; 3. Introduction of the sociological vocabulary: status and role groups and culture - values and norms; 4. Analysis of the main social life's mechanisms: social stratification - classes - social change. Introduction to Political Sociology Five topics will be taken into consideration: 1. The State: comparative analysis of the State in sociological theory; 2. Political groups: parties, pressure groups, minorities, revolutionary groups; 3. Political opinions: opinion's formation, theory and methodology of surveys and role of socio-demographic determinants of opinion (age, sex, classes, religion, education,…) 4. Electoral Sociology 5. Questions about the industrial society. It is a ex-cathedra teaching, with eventually other pedagogical approaches. A syllabus will be available at the beginning of the semester.
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Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

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Learning outcomes
Master [120] in Environmental Science and Management

Bachelor in Law

Interdisciplinary Advanced Master in Science and Management of the Environment and Sustainable Development