Sociology - Riga Stradiņš University


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The Bachelor’s programme of Sociology is open to students who wish to acquire knowledge useful not only to sociologists but anyone working with the acquiring, processing, analysing of information in state, municipal, private and NGO institutions, emphasising the importance of presentation skills and practical application in the decision making process.

Title of Study Programme: Sociology
Head of Study Programme:

Anda Laķe, MsocSc, Lecturer

Form of Study Programme:

Full-time studies

Length of Study Programme and ECTS:

6 semesters, 3 years, 180 ECTS

Degree Awarded:

Bachelor’s degree of Social Sciences in Sociology

Aim of Study Programme:

The aim of the programme is to prepare experts corresponding to the requirements of the EU labour market, which have acquired theoretical and methodological basics of sociology and are prepared for further studies in Master’s degree programmes.

Main objectives of Study Programme:

  • Provide students with knowledge in the classic and contemporary sociological theories, acquainting them with the methodology of investigation and analysis of social problems.
  • Give students an insight into the structure of societies (including the society of Latvia), its functioning and developmental regularities; social processes, changes and their character.
  • Acquaint students with theoretical and practical conclusions of sciences related to sociology and their use.

Assessment methods:

At the Faculty of Communications, the module system is used. The length of a course is 5 weeks; usually amounting to 10 classes (6 lectures and 4 seminars). Upon a successful completion of a course, at the end of the 5th week the student takes an exam. An important part of the evaluation and assessment system is participation in lectures, quality of answers in seminars, writing problem essays, passing tests and exams.

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