SOW-SOB2031
Social capital: from ambiguity towards two research lines
Cursus informatieRooster
CursusSOW-SOB2031
Studiepunten (ECTS)6
CategorieB2 (Tweede jaar bachelor)
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorRadboud Universiteit; Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen; Sociologie;
Docenten
Coördinator
dr. M.J. Savelkoul
Overige cursussen docent
Contactpersoon van de cursus
dr. M.J. Savelkoul
Overige cursussen docent
Examinator
dr. M.J. Savelkoul
Overige cursussen docent
Collegejaar2019
Periode
PER4  (13-04-2020 t/m 17-07-2020)
Aanvangsblok
PER4
Onderwijsvorm
voltijd
Opmerking-
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure-
Cursusdoelen
Learning objectives

At the end of the course, students will be able to:
• Define central concepts in sociological research regarding social capital;
• Describe and explain subquestions in sociology regarding social capital (related to both social inequality and social cohesion);
• Describe and explain theories and specific hypotheses to provide answers to these questions;
• Describe and explain means for operationalizing these hypotheses;
• Briefly summarize the main conclusions with regard to these hypotheses;
• Outline the historical development of the two central lines of research that focus on social capital, i.e., discuss how specific contributions build on earlier research in these areas;
• Describe and critically reflect on (differences between) particular hypotheses and their operationalizations;
• Formulate relevant original research questions, theoretical propositions and hypotheses, as well as means for their operationalization;
• In a group, write a coherent paper, in which relevant research questions, theoretical propositions and hypotheses are formulated, as well as their operationalizations.
 
Inhoud
During this course, two very different lines of research in social science (as well as their interfaces) will be discussed. In recent decades, the concept of ‘social capital' has become an umbrella term for a variety of different aspects (e.g., resources of other people which one has access to, but also levels of participation in voluntary organizations or levels of social trust in others). In this course, this variety of topics will be reduced to two clear lines of research. We will discuss how hypotheses with regard to social capital are formulated within both lines of research. One research tradition deals with questions regarding social inequality, the other tradition with questions related to social cohesion. Different generations within both lines of research will be addressed and aspects which deserve further attention in future research will be discussed.

For exchange students and students who take this course as an elective: participation is only possible if sufficient places are available.
 
Niveau

Voorkennis

Toetsinformatie

Bijzonderheden

Voorkennis
Non-sociology students should have passed Hoofdvragen van de sociologie (SOW-SOB1001).

Verplicht materiaal
Literatuur
Selection of research articles and book chapters. To be announced later.

Werkvormen
Lectures and seminars.

Toetsen
Take home Examination
Weging60
ToetsvormTake home tentamen
GelegenhedenBlok HERT, Blok HERT, Blok PER4

Paper
Weging40
ToetsvormPaper
GelegenhedenBlok PER4, Blok PER4

Presentation
Weging0
ToetsvormPresentatie
GelegenhedenBlok PER4