Sociology of Politics and Electoral Behavior

Major: Sociology
Code of subject: 6.054.00.O.043
Credits: 6.00
Department: Sociology and Social Work
Lecturer: PhD, Associate Professor Makukh Oksana
Semester: 7 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Мета вивчення дисципліни: acquisition by students of specific knowledge, abilities and skills for the analysis, interpretation and explanation of political phenomena and processes from the standpoint of sociological analysis, the structure and dynamics of electoral attitudes and voter behavior, factors that determine them, and technologies for influencing electoral behavior acquired practical skills and abilities necessary for the performance of professional duties in the field of political analysis, as well as sociological research in the field of politics;
Завдання: General competences: ЗK1. Ability to apply knowledge in practical situations. ЗK6. The ability to act socially responsibly and consciously. ЗK8. Ability to learn and master modern knowledge. Professional competences: СK1. The ability to operate the basic categorical and conceptual apparatus of sociology. СK2. Ability to master and use basic classical and modern sociological theories.
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 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: • Politology • Social design and evaluation • Modern information technologies in sociology • Resource Potential of the Information Society co-requisite: • Reputation management in public relations
Summary of the subject: As a result of studying the academic discipline "Sociology of politics and electoral behavior", the student must understand the patterns of development of the political sphere from the point of view of sociological analysis, the structure and dynamics of electoral attitudes and voter behavior, the factors that determine them, and the technologies of influence on electoral behavior; be able to use knowledge and skills to research public opinion on politics and electoral behavior.
Опис: Sociological tools in the study of political processes. Social and political stratification of society. Public opinion in politics: role, functions. Public opinion research in the field of political relations. Social parameters and political structure of society. Social engineering in politics. Sociological traditions in the study of electoral behavior. The theory of splits by S. Lipset and S. Rockan. Functions and methods of electoral sociology. Electoral behavior and participation. Theoretical models for studying electoral behavior: the microsociological approach of the Columbia School, the macrosociological model of Lipset and Roccan, the socio-psychological model of the Michigan School, the theory of rational choice. Basic models of electoral behavior. Social portrait of the electorate: essence, functions, design requirements. Socio-political divisions as a determinant of electoral choice. Rating electoral research. Exit floor: practices. Exit floor: organization and methods. Exit sex validity criteria.
Assessment methods and criteria: • Work in practical classes: oral examination, use of interactive forms of learning, individual control work (40%) • final control (control measure, exam): written form (60%)
Критерії оцінювання результатів навчання: Oral report, 4 points: – correctness, logic, reasonableness, integrity of knowledge; – quality of knowledge – its completeness, depth, flexibility, systematicity, strength; Reviewing, opposition, discussion, argumentation - 3 points: - 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. – correctness, logic, reasonableness, integrity of knowledge; - the ability to present and review; - the ability to argue one's own judgments and conclusions during a scientific discussion. Supplement, 2 points: - a scientifically based statement that reveals the essence of phenomena, processes, patterns.
Порядок та критерії виставляння балів та оцінок: 100–88 points – (“excellent”) is awarded for a high level of knowledge (some inaccuracies are allowed) of the educational material of the component contained in the main and additional recommended literary sources, the ability to analyze the phenomena being studied in their interrelationship and development, clearly, succinctly, logically, consistently answer the questions, the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems. 87–71 points – (“good”) is awarded for a generally correct understanding of the educational material of the component, including calculations, reasoned answers to the questions posed, which, however, contain certain (insignificant) shortcomings, for the ability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical tasks; 70 – 50 points – (“satisfactory”) awarded for weak knowledge of the component’s educational material, inaccurate or poorly reasoned answers, with a violation of the sequence of presentation, for weak application of theoretical provisions when solving practical problems. 49-26 points - ("not certified" with the possibility of retaking the semester control) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to apply theoretical provisions when solving practical problems; 25-00 points - ("unsatisfactory" with mandatory re-study) is awarded for ignorance of a significant part of the educational material of the component, significant errors in answering questions, inability to navigate when solving practical problems, ignorance of the main fundamental provisions.
Recommended books: 1. Poltorak, V. A., Proshyn, D. V., Yeremieieva, I. A. (2013). Politychna stratyfikatsiya suspilstva: monohrafiya. Dnipropetrovsk : Dnipropetrovskyi universytet imeni Alfreda Nobelia. (in Ukrainian) 2. Shynkarenko, O. Ye. (2012). Osoblyvosti formuvannya sotsialno-statusnoyi modeli elektoralnoyi povedinky ludey za umov perekhidnoho suspil'stva. Hrani: naukovo-politychnyi i hromadsko-analitychnyi almanakh. Vyp. 1 (81). 138-140. (in Ukrainian) 3. Vyshniak, O. (2000). Elektoralna sotsiolohiya: istoriya, teoriyi, metody. K. : Instytut sotsiolohiyi NANU, Vipol. (in Ukrainian) 4.Yasinska Alina. Behavior of voters who did not decide in electoral processes in Ukraine and european countries (2010–2019) : monograph. Kyiv : Kuras Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, 2022. 328 p. 5. Bartels, L. M. (2010). The study of electoral behavior. In J. E. Leighley (Ed.), The Oxford handbook of American elections and political behavior.
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