Course Code: SOC203 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Sociology • Field of study: Sociology
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Mihai Pascaru Pag
Seminar tutor: Alin Tomuș
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Acquire the fundamentals of the community-society dichotomy and the specific theoretical and methodological implications of The Sociology of Communities
Develop the capacity to approach a variety of perspectives of the local community problems
Know and be able to use the main methods used for the Sociology of Communities

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Community and Society; The Village – a rural territorial community; The City – an urban territorial community; Specific methods for the sociology of communities: the participative observation and the monography method; The community în the process of social development.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

Know the content of the main concepts: community, society, rural, urban, social development in the communities Know the major trends in the evolution of village and the city in the 21st century. Abilities to employ the participative research method; Know and adapt to the communitarian realities of the main components of a monography.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – applicative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Delanty, G., Community, Routledge, Taylor and Francis Group, London, 2003, 5-20.
Giddens, A., Sociology, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2006, 892-935.
Musat, R, Making the Countryside Global: The Bucharest School of Sociology and International Networks of Knowledge, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2018, 205-2169.