S-33 - Opsta sociologija 2

Course specification
Type of study
Study programme
Course title
AcronymStatusSemesterNumber of classesESPB
S-335П + В6.0
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
ConditionОблик условљености
Enrolled 5 semesters and passed the exam from General Sociology 1.
The goal
In order to make the most efficient adoption of the theoretical and methodological framework of contemporary sociology (the most important paradigms and discourses), this cours analyzes the most attractive phenomena in contemporary society: globalization, identity, biopolitics, vaccination, feminism, film, migration, terrorism, political manipulation, etc. Since a successful analysis of today's most attractive phenomena requires the application of theoretical and methodological knowledge, this cours through the most interesting examples encourages their adoption
The outcome
Introduction to the theoretical and methodological framework of contemporary sociology (contemporary paradigms and discourses) and the possibilities of their application in understanding and explaining contemporary social phenomena.
1. Historical development of sociology. Positivist, sociological and symbolic phase. 2. The notion of paradigm and discourse. Discourse as a set of symbols and rules for their combination. Universal, general, theoretical and conceptual paradigm. 3. The concept of power (Michel Fuko). 4. The system and the world of life (Jirgen Habermas). 5. Explanation and understanding (Fon Wright). 6. Dynamic synthesis (Karl Mannheim). 7. Meaning, mark, marked, sender, receiver (Jacques Derrida). 8. Ontological theory of sovereignty (George Agamben). 9. Globalization. Globalization as the expansion of the Western concept of identity (power, profit, individualism and entertainment) into a global identity space. 10. Personality and identity. Aesthetic, ethical and religious phase in personality development. Forms of collective identification (Demos, Ethnos, Laos). 11. Social control. Practices, mechanisms and instruments. 12. The social role of the film. Film as an instrument of identity engineering. 13. Geopolitics. Geopolitical subjects of Western civilization. Eurasian. Geo-economic zones, large spaces, places of development. 14. Biopolitics. Phenomenological reading of Agenda 21. Biopolitical function of immunization. Depopulation as the biopolitical role of feminism.
Methods of teaching
Teaching will be performed in the form of lectures and exercises. Lectures will be structured through thematic teaching units and discussion. Exercises will be organized through a theoretical analysis of literature whose understanding and mastering the student proves by continuously writing and defending seminar work. During the semester, through lectures and exercises adopted knowledge will be examined partially through two obligatory colloquiums. After realized pre-examination obligations (colloquiums and seminar works), students gain the right to lay the entire teaching matter in the form of final exam (academic talk).
  1. 1. Nemanja Đukić, Osnovni fenomeni našeg vremena, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2017. (Original title)
  2. 2. Nemanja Đukić (prir.), Evroazijski pogled, Zbornik radova Balkanološkog istraživačkog centra, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2016. (Original title)
  3. 3. Nemanja Đukić, Fenomenološka sociologija. Prilog fenomenologiji Balkana, Balkanološki istraživački centar, Banja Luka, 2015. (Original title)
  4. 4. Nemanja Đukić, Eshatologija i politika. Ogledi o Srpskoj ideji, Udruženje sociologa-Banja Luka, Banja Luka, 2014. (Original title)
  5. 5. Nemanja Đukić, Socijalna kontrola, Udruženje sociologa-Banja Luka, Banja Luka, 2014. (Original title)
Knowledge check forms and grading
Two colloquiums, seminar work and final exam,