Introduction to sociology

Course Code: AS 102 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Social work • Field of study: Social work
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: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 4

Course aims:

To acquire the foundations of sociological thinking and social interactions
To develop analysis capabilities of sociological issues from different theoretical perspectives
To use sociological imagination to understand social world and social problems
To analyze the social problems sociologically

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

Introduction, Sociological Theory, Groups, Family, Organizations, Communities, Culture, Socialization, Deviance, Applied Sociology in Social Work

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge of the concepts used in the research of groups, organizations and communities Use of basic knowledge in explaining and interpreting social risks at community level. Evaluation and appreciation of policies, programs and services specific to social work in a sociological perspective

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

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

Recommended reading:

OpenStax, Introduction of Sociology, Rice University, Huston, 2015, 5-28, 51-65, 93-114, 115-167.
Giddens, A., Sociology, Polity Press, Cambridge, 2006, 634-682, 790-840.
Ron J. Hammond & Paul Cheney, Introduction to sociology, chapters: Culture, Society and Groups, Family, Media, Socialization, available at, Smashwords, Clevaland, 2021, Online.