Academic education must prepare not only scientists but also active people and citizens within a society either rural or urban that currently is facing global challenges economic, social and environmental ones. Upon successful completion of this course, students / will be able to:
1. understand the rapidly changing social environment in which they are going to live and to operate as people, scientist-practitioners- agronomists.
2. gain sociological imagination, recognizing aspects of the social environment even under the superficial reading of reality
3. developing sociological consciousness
4. apply sociology in practice
5. utilize the basic sociological theoretical approaches in the cognitive field of agricultural science
Course Content (Syllabus)
Historical development of Sociology and Theoretical Perspectives. Social Structure. Social organization and institutions. Socialization. Social change. Social movements. Rural society. Population and food. Social sciences and natural resources. Social construction of the countryside. Social exclusion. Social Networks and Groups. Social Capital. Social Economy. Social research and ethics.
Sociology, norms, roles, networks, identity, leadership, experiments, social construction, inequalities, minorities, gender, population, food, environment, movements
Additional bibliography for study
1. Υπαιθρος Χώρα. Η Ελληνική Αγροτική Κοινωνία στο τέλος του 20ου Αιώνα. Επιμ. Κασίμης, Χ. - Λουλούδης Λ., Πλέθρον, Αθήνα, 1999
2. Περιοδικό του Εθνικού Κέντρου Κοινωνικών Ερευνών (ΕΚΚΕ): Επιθεώρηση Κοινωνικών Ερευνών
3. Rural Sociology http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1549-0831
4. Sociologia Ruralis http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/(ISSN)1467-9523
5. Journal of Rural Studies http://www.journals.elsevier.com/journal-of-rural-studies/
[for ERASMUS students] Sociology : The Core by Carolyn J. Kroehler and Michael Hughes (2012)ISBN:9780078026768