|Teaching method||Contact hours|
|Course coordinator(s)||dr. ir. MG Bulkens|
|Lecturer(s)||dr. C Sato|
|dr. ir. MG Bulkens|
|dr. HM van der Horst|
|Examiner(s)||dr. ir. MG Bulkens|
Language of instruction:
Dutch and/or English
CHL-20806 Lifestyles and Consumption.
This course offers an introduction to Sociology geared towards the needs of BBC students. It links core concepts and theories in Sociology to the main domains of the BBC program (business and consumption). The course starts with a general introduction to Sociology, focusing on theoretical traditions as well as research methods in Sociology. Following this general introduction, the course addresses the main sociological themes and concepts in relation to 1) business, and 2) consumption. For example, we discuss consumption in relation to societal change. Important social developments that will be discussed are globalization and modernization. Under the heading of consumption we explore family, gender, lifestyles and educational inequality. During this period, students will practice oral presentation skills in a parallel course (ELS-10301). The presentation, however, will be based on materials for the current course.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- explain key sociological concepts;
- recognize and compare different sociological perspectives ;
- explain the relevance of different sociological perspectives for understanding 1) business, and 2) consumption;
- explain the relationship between gender differences, dynamics of gender inequality and consumption;
- apply key sociological concepts and perspectives to a concrete topic in the field of economics, business or consumer studies in a group assignment;
- attending lectures and tutorials;
- literature study;
- individual assignment.
- written exam with open questions (75%);
- individual assignment (25%);
To pass, each component requires a minimum mark of 5.5.
Johnston, J, Cairns, K. & S. Baumann (2017). Introducing Sociology Using the Stuff of Everyday Life. New York: Routledge.
|Compulsory for:||BBC||Management and Consumer Studies||BSc||2MO|