2023-2024 / SOCI0154-1

Introduction to sociology


15h Th

Number of credits

 Extra courses intended for exchange students (Erasmus, ...) (Faculty of social sciences)3 crédits 
 Master in public health (120 ECTS) (new programme)2 crédits 


Jean-François Orianne

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This introductory course to sociology is designed for students in the preparatory year of the human and social sciences.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

The main objective of the course is to enable students to master the basic concepts of the discipline

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods


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

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course is organised in seven two-hour sessions, during which the teacher proposes to retrace the main stages of sociological thought, while striving to analyse and articulate different trends and sociological paradigms. 

Recommended or required readings

Orianne J.-F. (2019), Petit précis de théorie sociologique, De Boeck Supérieur, Paris/Bruxelles.

Any session :

- In-person

oral exam

- Remote

oral exam

- If evaluation in "hybrid"

preferred in-person

Additional information:

Assessment of the students' work will consist of an oral examination based on the course.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Jean-François Orianne
Sociologie de l'action publique et des problèmes du travail
Bâtiment B31 / Bureau: 1.99 Tel.: 04/366.30.49
Email: jforianne@uliege.be

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