RSO-10306 Sociology


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Practical extensively supervised9
Problem-based learning
Course coordinator(s)dr. D Weenink
Lecturer(s)dr. D Weenink
S Nortier
RMB Laurentzen
prof. dr. ir. JSC Wiskerke
AC Botman
drs. GGM Reijs
Examiner(s)dr. D Weenink

Language of instruction:



The course consists of lectures of two times three quarters, three times a week. The lectures discuss fundamental sociological questions and themes. Specific attention will be devoted to the early sociologists. We will discuss their insights and assess their value of and influence on for more recent sociological analyses of contemporary societal issues. In addition to the lectures, students attend three compulsory practical meetings, lasting three hours each. In these practical meetings, students practice oral presentation skills, on the basis of sociological issues. Students present parts of the book and/or other study material and/or a topic of their papers. On the basis of these presentations, students formulate questions which will be discussed in the lectures. In order to complete the course succesfully, students have obtained at least mark 6 for their papers, have given an oral presentation and have at least obtained mark 5 for their written examination.

Learning outcomes:

After having completed the course successfully, students:
- are acquainted with sociology as a science;
- have knowledge of fundamental sociological questions;
- have knowledge of the basic insights of classical sociology;
- are able to apply basic sociological concepts on a range of social phenomena;
- are able to present sociological insights orally in public.


- attending lectures and practical working groups;
- literature study;
- oral presentations;
- writing papers.


Written exam and assignments.


Nico Wilterdink en Bart van Heerikhuizen (redactie) 2007 Samenlevingen. Een verkenning van het terrein van de sociologie. Groningen/Houten: Wolters-Noordhoff, 6e druk Recent sociological articles, via EDUweb.

Compulsory for: BBCManagement and Consumer StudiesBSc2MO
BINInternational Development StudiesBSc2MO
BCLCommunication and Life SciencesBSc2MO
BGMHealth and SocietyBSc2MO
BEBEconomics and GovernanceBSc2MO