Number of credits
Language(s) of instruction
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
Phone : 04/366.27.80
Véronique Fettweis (assistante)
E-mail : Veronique.firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : 04/366.52.69
Secrétariat Faculty of Social Sciences:
Phone : 04/366.36.18