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VIŠER

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering of Applied Studies

Belgrade

Sociology Course code: 171907 | 6 ECTS credits

Basic information
Level of Studies: Undergraduate applied studies
Year of Study: 1
Semester: 1
Requirements: None.
Goal: Acquiring fundamental knowledge about the most important features of contemporary society.
Outcome: Empower students to become more easily orientated in a changing world under the influence of globalization. Formation of critical thinking. Skills: reading body language; ability for teamwork and work in a multicultural environment.
Contents of the course
Theoretical instruction:
  1. Globalization. Economic and political aspects. The main problems of globalization. Brightness and shadow of globalization.
  2. Environmental problems of the modern world. Sources of global threats to the environment. Climate change. Air pollution. Water pollution. Deforestation.
  3. Work. Paid and unpaid work. Changes in qualification structure.
  4. Conflicts at work. Strike. Lock Out. Mobing.
  5. Economics of knowledge. Influence of information technologies on the world of work.
  6. Unemployment. International standard. Workplace uncertainty.
  7. Social interaction. Verbal and non-verbal communication.
  8. Speaking of the body in business communication. Signals pointing to the eyes, lips, hands, body and legs. Vocal expression.
  9. Communication at a distance. Advantages and disadvantages of distance communication.
  10. Multiethnic societies. Models. Nation. Migration. Diaspora.
  11. The features of a modern family. Contemporary forms of marital communities.
  12. The features of a modern family. Contemporary forms of marital communities.
  13. Factors that contributed to the rise of liberal democracy. The crisis of liberal democracy.
  14. Political parties. Role of parties. Functions of parties in society.
  15. The social role of morality. The guards had to. Code of Business Ethics.
Practical instruction (Problem solving sessions/Lab work/Practical training):
Textbooks and References
  1. Predrag Staletić: Sociologija, udžbenik, Visoka škola elektrotehnike i računarstva, Beograd, 2011.
  2. Entoni Gidens: Sociologija, Ekonomski fakultet, Beograd, 2003.
Number of active classes (weekly)
Lectures: 30
Practical classes: 45
Other types of classes: 0
Grading (maximum number of points: 100)
Pre-exam obligations
Points
activities during lectures
10
activities on practial excersises
0
seminary work
30
colloquium
0
Final exam
Points
Written exam
0
Oral exam
60