Sociology for Economists
Instructor: Драгана Вилић, PhD, Associate Professor
The subject gives students the methodological guidelines for the preparation of seminar papers, essays, graduate and other written papers. The subject introduces students into understanding of contemporary society, the needs, interests, values, structures of modern society, the status and role of social groups. Economic changes, economic relations and economic growth that underlie social development and progress are approached from a sociological aspect. The subject helps students in recognizing the occurrences and orientation in their surrounding, and in the immediate and wider environment.
|Number of classes per week:
PhD Associate Professor
|Learning Outcomes (gained knowledge):
||A student who passes the examine is able to independently prepare student papers and projects, to recognize the sociological and social problems in the immediate and wider environment, to observe what acts negatively and what stimulates entrepreneurship and business activities in the social trends and changes, to understand the needs as such development initiators, to know the essence of social groups, the government and other institutions in society, organizations, culture, power, etc.
||Introduction to Economic Sociology - Sociology of economic processes; the subject of sociology (the concept of society, general characteristics of modern society and social structure) and methods of sociology; needs, interests and values; social groups and characteristics of contemporary social groups (with emphasis on the situation and perspectives of modern family); social structure of modern society; the state and forms of political power, the development of the rule of law; the power in society; culture, features of contemporary culture, culture and the economy; sociology of economic processes; work, education and responsibility; economic growth and social development; demographic and social aspects of economic development. Economic aspects of gender (in)equality.
|Teaching Methods and Learning Activities:
||During lectures Power-point presentations will be used for the main theses and illustrations of some examples. In addition to examples that will be discussed, other examples (problem-solving tasks) will be presented which will be used to illustrate and practice specific topics (collectively and individually). Illustrations and exercises involve two-way communication, and students are invited to freely express their opinion on the case for the illustration and exercise. The main form of work will be individual cases from practice in order for students to learn how to use the gained knowledge for practical purposes. Preparation and presentation of the seminar paper will be done with the mandatory application of the Instructions for the preparation of scientific papers.
||Beck, U. (2001). Risk society. Belgrade: "Filip Višnjić";
Vuletić, V. (Manual) (2003). Globalization: Myth or Reality. Belgrade: Institute for Textbook Publishing;
Giddens, Е. (2008). Sociology. Belgrade: Faculty of Economics;
Mimica, А.; Bogdanović, М. (Manual) (2007). Dictionary of Sociology. Belgrade: Institute for Textbook Publishing;
Swedberg, R. (2006). Principles of Economic Sociology. Zagreb: Маtе;
Šijaković, I.; Vilić, D. (2013). Sociology for Economists, Banja Luka: Faculty of Economics.
|Types of Assessment for the subject:
||Colloquium I (0-20 points); Colloquium II (0-20 points); Final exam (0-50 points); Attendance (2point); Class activities (seminar papers, discussions, case studies) (0-8 points)
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