Sociological Analysis of Communities

Major: Sociology
Code of subject: 6.054.01.E.054
Credits: 6.00
Department: Sociology and Social Work
Lecturer: Shkoliar Mariana, PhD
Semester: 7 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: Acquaintance of students with the main fundamental theories of community development, various approaches and tools for their research and implementation of changes.
Завдання: Тhe study of the academic discipline involves the formation of the following competencies in the student: ЗК 1. Ability to apply knowledge in practical situations. ЗК 6. The ability to act socially responsibly and consciously. ЗК 8. Ability to learn and master modern knowledge. СК 1. The ability to operate the basic categorical and conceptual apparatus of sociology. СК 2. Ability to master and use basic classical and modern sociological theories. ФКС 1.6. Ability to monitor and analyze the situation in united territorial communities
Learning outcomes: Use the conceptual apparatus of sociology in educational, research and other areas of professional activity. Understand the history of sociology, its modern concepts and theories, the main problems. Apply the provisions of sociological theories and concepts to the study of social change in Ukraine and the world. Explain the patterns and features of development and functioning of social phenomena in the context of professional tasks. Communicate fluently in state and foreign languages orally and in writing on professional matters. Be able to use information and communication technologies in the process of searching, collecting and analyzing sociological information. Substantiate their own position, make and argue independent conclusions based on research and analysis of professional literature. Be able to develop a program of sociological research. Have the skills to collect social information using quantitative and qualitative methods. Present the results of their own research to professionals and non-specialists. Conceptual scientific and practical knowledge. Critical understanding of theories, principles, methods and concepts in the field of professional activity and / or training. In-depth cognitive and practical skills, mastery and innovation at the level required to solve complex specialized tasks and practical problems in the field of professional activity or training. Data collection, interpretation and application. Communication on professional issues, including in a foreign language, orally and in writing Management of complex technical or professional activities or projects. Forming judgments that take into account social, scientific and ethical aspects. Organization and management of professional development of individuals and groups. Ability to continue learning with a significant degree of autonomy.
Required prior and related subjects: prerequisites: • Territorial and Demographic Communities in Modern Society co-requisite: • Reputation Management in Public Relations • Risk Society
Summary of the subject: The study of the course "Sociological analysis of communities" consists in the formation of knowledge about the development of territorial communities and communities by interests, technologies of intervention in this development, methods of researching the problems and needs of various groups in the community, with the aim of solving social problems and meeting the needs of community members.
Опис: Civil society in Ukraine. Civil society and the state. State paradigms. Individual and public helplessness. Overcoming helplessness and denying reality: building community capacity. Power and power relations in the community. Scheme of power influence. Community as a specific social group. The concept of community. The role of the public sector in society. Types of communities. Man in the community. Motivation of public activity. Community as a system. Community structure. Social capital of the community. The concept and types of social capital. Community development. Community development approaches. Sustainable community development. Intervention in community development. The concept of development through participation. Stairs of citizen participation. Methods of researching the needs and problems of the community. Participatory research.
Assessment methods and criteria: • oral interviews, participation in discussions and interactive exercises, presentation of the study project (40%) • final control (verification event, exam), written form (60%)
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Report - 4 . – quality of knowledge, its completeness, depth, flexibility, systematicity, strength; - correct use of conceptual and terminological apparatus; - speech culture (literacy, logic and sequence of presentation); - the level of meaningfulness of knowledge - the ability to formulate independent evaluation judgments and theoretical conclusions. Supplement - 1. - a scientifically based statement that reveals the essence of phenomena, processes, patterns. Performing interactive exercises or case analysis - 4. – the sequence of solving the situation proposed in the exercise or case study; – approaches to solving the situation proposed in the exercise or case study; – the quality of solving the situation proposed in the exercise or case; - disclosure of cause-and-effect relationships between phenomena and processes during the solution of the situation proposed in the exercise or case. Group presentation of a social project for the community - 20. - the participation and role of each student in the joint presentation; – quality of task performance (project structure; correctness of planned actions; realistic implementation); - the level of familiarity with the actual material, terminology, concepts and tools)
Recommended books: Bezpalko O.V., Aveltseva T.P. Matsevka N.I. Tekhnolohiyi aktyvizatsiyi hromady. Metod.posib./ Za red. O.V. Bezpalko. K.: Nauk.svit, 2006. 95s. (in Ukrainian) 2. Karyy O.I., Panas YA.V. Mistsevi initsiatyvy ta zaluchennya hromadskosti do zdiysnennya mistsevoho samovryaduvannya / Asotsiatsiya mist Ukrayiny – K., TOV «Pidpryyemstvo «VI EN EY», 2015. 176 s. (in Ukrainian) 3. Olchak M., Rostek K. Vdoskonalennya sotsialnykh posluh v obyednanykh terytorialnykh hromadakh: posibnyk. Kyyiv, 2019. 57s. (in Ukrainian) 4. Posibnyk iz vyznachennya potreb naselennya obyednanoyi terytorialnoyi hromady u sotsial?nykh posluhakh. Praktychni rekomendatsiyi. Kyyiv, 2019. (in Ukrainian) 5.Upravlinnya rozvytkom obyednanykh terytorialnykh hromad na zasadakh hromadskoyi uchasti: navch. posib. / O. V. Berdanova, V. M. Vakulenko, N. M. Hrynchuk, V. S. Koltun, V. S. Kuybida, A. F. Tkachuk. K. 2017. 129 s. (in Ukrainian)