2017-2018 / SOCI0003-1

Elements of Sociology


30h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in information and communication5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 
 Bachelor in translation and interpretation2 crédits 
 Certificat d'université en didactique de la Philosophie et de la citoyenneté5 crédits 


Gautier Pirotte

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the first semester, review in January

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course constitutes a general introduction to sociology, its main authors and paradigms. Students will be introduced to this discipline by focusing on basic concepts such as social identity and social tie.

- To present a general history of sociology as a scientific discipline and to place sociology within human and social sciences;
- To approach the main paradigms, authors and theories;
- To study key-concepts such as social identity and social tie.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

General knowledge on sociology : authors, founding theories, methods and disciplinary approach. 
Learning of the vocabulary associated to the discipline. 
Ability to summarise scientific texts.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills


Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning)

Ex-cathedra lectures. The course will be organised during the first semester.

Recommended or required readings

Syllabus (Part I. Founders'Theories of Sociology) and articles.
RIGAUX Nathalie, Introduction à la sociologie par sept grands auteurs, Bruxelles, De Boeck, 2015(3rd edition). Powerpoint Presentations.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written exams

Work placement(s)

Organizational remarks


Gautier Pirotte
Phone : 04/366.27.80
Véronique Fettweis (assistante)
E-mail : Veronique.fettweis@ulg.ac.be 
Phone : 04/366.52.69
Secrétariat Faculty of Social Sciences:
Nathalie Pulgar
Phone : 04/366.36.18