HSP375 Sociology of Management

Code HSP375
Name Sociology of Management
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice; Courses of Free Choice
Level and type Undergraduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Social Science
Academic staff Aleksejs Šņitņikovs, Sandra Stašāne
Credit points 2.0 (3.0 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation The importance of social phenomena and processes in the development of the society, governance of the society (theoretical basics). Skills in distinguishing among structures and styles of different management levels. The effect of social phenomena and processes on work organization, motivation, formal and informal human relationship is evaluated..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The goal of the sociology of management is to make the technocratic way of thinking more humanitarian, thus gaining the basic competences in decision-making based not only on technical and economic but also on social factors. During seminars and practical classes, it is possible to gain skills in evaluating social risks, choosing governance structures and management styles.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Ability to identify the subjects of research of sociology and sociology of management, to define these sciences and to describe the necessity of the knowledge of sociology for specialists. - Discussion in a seminar, test.
Ability to distinguish among different methods of obtaining sociological information, to apply these methods, to evaluate the credibility level of the questionnaire method and to explain the findings. - Homework, tests.
Ability to identify social phenomena and processes and to explain their essence. Ability to define the following concepts-individual, personality, individuality, confidence, awareness and self-confid. - Test.
Ability to distinguish among social aspects of marketing, to compare methods and conceptions of market management. - Discussion in a seminar, test.
Ability to identify the importance of social organization in the structure of an enterprise as well as social and demographic, social and ethnic, economic and distribution relations in a work collect. - Test.
Skills to compare structures of professions, specialities, specialization and qualification. Ability to evaluate social mechanisms of making the human factor more active. - Case study.
Ability to evaluate the importance of the state social policy in the development of the society, as well as the importance of the managing structure and styles in the manager's work organization. - Discussion in a seminar, test.
Ability to identify indicators of stimulus for work and motivation in production. Ability to evaluate the relations between a person and technical equipment and the evolution of these relations. - Case study.
Ability to choose indicators of life quality and social payment systems and to explain that for the society time is the space for development. - Case study, test.
Course prerequisites Secondary education

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