Current Issues in Sociology

Ects : 3
Volume horaire : 27
Compétence à acquérir :
This is a management course which aims to bridge knowledge learnt at the Bachelor level (essentially micro-economics) with Masters level knowledge (company organization and strategies).

Description du contenu de l'enseignement :
This course aims to address three themes that represent major issues in the professional world: the construction and imposition of norms, the definition of power not as a personal attribute but as a relational situation, and the problematic of organizations between stability and innovation. Building on the fundamental trends of 20th century sociology (Symbolic Interactionism, Critical Sociology, Organization theory, Pragmatic Sociology etc.), the objective is to provide conceptual tools so that students can better analyze the situations they will face during their work lives. The issue is also to better understand the more general social challenges that weigh on the professional world.

Prerequisite :

A general introduction to sociology is provided during the first two courses.


John Stuart Mills, Georg Simmel, Erving Goffman, Howard Becker, Pierre Bourdieu, Michel Foucault…

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