Historical Sociology cannot be understood as some hybrid connection of history and sociology.
It is a field based on an assumption that a general object of sociology is historical, time and space determined social reality. In accordance with that premise Historical Sociology could be defined as a specific theoretic and methodological perspective focused on long-term social processes, as well as on analysis of differences and similarities between different historical epochs.
It is an interdisciplinary science, which cooperates primarily with the fields of history, anthropology, politology, and economy.
Above all, historical sociology deals with problems of modernisation and social change, globalisation trends and influences, integration and disintegration processes, the relationship of continuity and discontinuity, religious and cultural pluralism, linking the global to the local, the identification of the chances and risks of social development, the analysis of conflict situations and the possibility of overcoming them.
Profile of a Graduate
Throughout their study of the Master's programme in Historical Sociology from Charles University , graduates will have covered both theoretical topics as well as practical and research-based topics.
Regarding theory, graduates will have acquired historical-sociological knowledge from the social, cultural, religious, political, and economic spheres. Practical and research-based skills acquired throughout the study of this course include professional skills based on managing the basic approaches of quantitative and qualitative historical-sociological research methodology.
The study program is accredited by the Czech Ministry of Education.
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Compulsory Courses include:
- Historical Comparative Sociology
- Reading in Historical Comparative Sociology
- Historical Sociology of Knowledge, Culture, and Religion
- Science and Scientific Knowledge from the Perspective of Historical Sociology
- Methodology of Historical Science
- Economic Systems from a Historical-Sociological Perspective
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- 24 months
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Applications open on November 1, 2022.
DisciplinesHistory Sociology Modern History View 8 other Masters in Sociology in Czech Republic
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- Submit a motivation letter, structured CV (curriculum vitae) and an academic paper in English before the application deadline.
- Submit proof of your previous education (i.e. BA diploma).
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International2000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2000 EUR per year during 24 months.
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