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Optimal Study Plan – Sociology

The standard duration of the Sociology Master’s program is four semesters. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a thesis (about 20 000 words in length) and pass the final examination.
Students take 85 ECTS credits worth of coursework in compulsory courses and a minimum of 35 ECTS credits in optional courses. Out of these, 30 credits must be from selective courses (the program options), and 5 credits can be from free electives.

Students, who want to specialize, must keep the study plan of Migration Studies or Population Studies = choose at least 30 ECTS from selective courses specializing in the given profile. Read the descriptions.

The optimum workload per semester is around 30 ECTS credits. Besides the program courses, you can take options from the whole-university offer, including languages and sports.
Courses taken as part of study period abroad (from short visits to one semester studies) approved by the sociology departmental coordinator fully count towards the total credit value as optional courses (unless it has been arranged otherwise – e.g. as substitutes as concrete compulsory courses, upon prior consent of the course teacher and the program director).
Read the full courses descriptions by clicking at the course titles under the plan below.

The weekly timetable for the current semester.

Recommended Study Plan – Sociology 

Semester

Courses

I. semester

SOC755 – General Sociology + SOC755a – Seminar to General Sociology (10 + 5 ECTS credits)
SOC756 – Research Methodology + SOC756a – Seminar to Research Methodology (10 + 5 ECTS credits)
II. semester

SOC776 – Writing Sociology (10 ECTS credits)
SOC757 – Contemporary Sociological Theory + SOC757a – Seminar to Contemporary Sociological Theory (10 + 5 ECTS credits)
Optional Course (10 ECTS credits)

III. semester

Optional Course (10 ECTS credits)
Optional Course (10 ECTS credits)
SOC749 – Thesis Project or SOC749a – Thesis Project in Migration Studies or SOC749b – Thesis Project in Population Studies (10 ECTS credits)

IV. semester

SOC759 – Thesis Writing Seminar or SOC759a – Thesis Writing Seminar to Migration Studies or SOC759b – Thesis Writing Seminar to Population Studies (15 ECTS credits)
Optional Course (10 ECTS credits)

 

Sociology coursePlease note that the plan is just recommended, and your own schedule can be chosen, as the program is flexible. Some students prefer to take all courses within the first three semesters, and just focus on thesis writing in the fourth. We recommend to take compulsory courses in the first year, and thus have “mobility window” in the 3d semester. Thesis Topic and Thesis Writing Seminar can only be taken in the last two semesters, respectively. Students who enrol in spring semester, just change the order of courses starting with 2nd semester (spring) courses first.

Besides the program courses, you can take options from the whole-university offer, including languages and sports. Courses not related to the discipline of sociology will not count towards the total credit value.
Courses taken as part of study period abroad (from short visits to one semester studies) approved by the sociology departmental coordinator fully count towards the total credit value as optional courses (unless it has been arranged otherwise – e.g. as substitutes as concrete compulsory courses, upon prior consent of the course teacher and the program director).

Theses Projects and Theses Seminars

SOC749 – Thesis Project
All teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last but one semester and start working on their final thesis.

SOC749a – Thesis Project in Migration Studies
Migration studies teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last but one semester and start working on their final thesis.

SOC749b – Thesis Project in Population Studies
Population studies teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last but one semester and start working on their final thesis.

SOC759 – Thesis Writing Seminar
All teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last semester, when working on their final thesis under the supervision of their academic adviser.

SOC759a – Thesis Writing Seminar to Migration Studies
Migration studies teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last semester, when working on their final thesis under the supervision of their academic adviser.

SOC759b – Thesis Writing Seminar to Population Studies
Population studies teachers. The course is offered in both semesters.
Students should register this course in the last semester, when working on their final thesis under the supervision of their academic adviser.


Optional Courses for 2017/18 Matriculation Year

TBA

 

Optional Courses for 2016/17 Matriculation Year

fall semesters

SOC310 – Culture, Tradition, Heritage
Miklós Vörös, Csaba Szaló
SOC571 – Introduction to Cultural Sociology
Radim Marada, Bernadette Nadya Jaworsky
SOC577 – Population Change in Contemporary Europe
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, Adéla Souralová, Lucie Vidovićová
SOC585 – Migration, Transnationalism and the City
Bernadette Nadya JaworskyRadka Klvaňová
SOC792 – Social Stratification and Labour Market
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea, Tomáš Katrňák
SOC798 – Constitution and Enactment of Cultural Differences
Radim Marada


spring semesters

SOC575 – Advanced Methods of Interpretation in Cultural Sociology
Werner Binder
SOC575a – Seminar to Advanced Methods of Interpretation in Cultural Sociology
Werner Binder
SOC578 – Memory, Culture, Identity
Csaba Szaló, Gábor Oláh
SOC758 – Statistical Data Analysis with SPSS
Beatrice Elena Chromková Manea
SOC794 – Contemporary Cultural Sociology
Radim Marada
SOC797 – Contemporary Migration Research
Bernadette Nadya JaworskyRadka Klvaňová, Kateřina Sidiropulu Janků
SOC799 – Gender and Family in the Age of Migration
Adéla Souralová