Sociology (1 º Sem 2019/2020)



This course provides a short introduction to the sociological endeavour as both an academic/scientific discipline and a perspective through which to view and analyse the social world. During the semester, the students will be exposed to classical and contemporary sociological theories, sociological concepts and basic social sciences vocabulary. The sociological framework will be applied to the study of social groups, organizations, social processes, institutions and common social problems. Sociology will give us tools do demystify taken for granted assumptions, clarify social paradoxes, illustrate the uses and misuses of social labels and common speeches. The entire course will be a work in progress application of the ?sociological imagination? to some of the social issues that dominate the current world.