2023-2024 / SOCI0070-1

Introduction to sociology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 
 Bachelor in psychology and education : general3 crédits 
 Master in education (120 ECTS)3 crédits 


Marc Poncelet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

  • The 8 firts chapters of the book of Ph. Riutort, Précis de sociologie. Presses universitaires de France,fourth edition, 2017, Paris.
  • Un reading portfolio available in Liège University Press shops.
  • This course constitutes a general introduction to sociology, its paradigms and main authors. It will introduce students to this discipline by looking at the basic concepts and authors.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

  • Introduction to sociological theory and main authors.
  • Presenting a history of sociology as a scientific discipline
  • Positioning sociology within the social sciences.
  • Understand the main paradigms and their scientific status.
  • Read and understand texts (the portfolio) on mariage as a social institution

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Good general knowledge and class attendance is highly recommended.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods


Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Ex-cathedra lectures.
Rehearsals with a student instructor.

Recommended or required readings

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  • Multiple choice written examination in the first session (May or June), on line in january on E-Campus
  • multiple-choice written examination in the second session (August or September)
  • Exempting multiple-choice written examination in January.
  • Documents available online, if applicable

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Exam: For students of Psychology and Educational Sciences in Marc Poncelet's group: written exam  On line (multiple choice), three sessions (January, June, September)
Course hours: 30 hours of lecture given in the first period (september-december)
for students of Psychology and Educational Sciences (Marc Poncelet): thursdays from 1:00 pm-3:00 pm in the Amphi Zoologie.


For students of the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences : Lecturer : Prof. Marc Poncelet Tel.: 04 366 30 74 Marc.Poncelet@ulg.ac.be
Assistant :
Mélodie Dieudonné Tel.: 04/366 32 02 melodie.dieudonne@uliege.be
Bénédicte Maccatory Tél. : 04 366 46 94 Benedicte.Maccatory@ulg.ac.be
Secretary : Marina Salerno Tel.: 04 366 31 61 Marina.Salerno@ulg.ac.be

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