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The aim of sociology course is that students become familiar with the basic problems of society and culture which are the subjects that sociology deals with as a science. Modern society is faced with numerous changes which influence everyday people’s life, and some of them have far-reaching consequences for mankind. If we compare social life of people, their means of work, morality and customs they had couple decades ago, or compare well-developed industrial societies with underdeveloped, mostly agricultural societies, we shall see the rapid transformation of society. Sociology deals with understanding and interpreting of differences and similarities among societies, nations, religions, races and cultures with the special view over modern global changes. Modern global process of integration among different societies and cultures in the world is called globalization, and sociology, as a science, studies it on the whole. In curriculum there are five sociological topics:

  • Introduction to sociology (what is the subject of sociology, methods, tasks and the most important sociological theories)
  • Nature, man, society (what is labor and division of labor, social production, natural and social environment – scientific and technological revolution and ecological problems)
  • Structure and organization of society (ethnical communities, social stratification, property, settlements, social institutions)
  • Changes and development of society (what do we mark as a society progress, social mobility and development, the challenges of globalizations, “new world order”)
  • Culture and society (culture, language, magic, mythology, religion, customs, morals, mass culture and subculture)