Second cycle studies in Sociology - Management of social transformation - Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research

Second cycle studies in Sociology - Management of social transformation


Studium coordinator:
Professor Ph.D. Ruzica Cacanoska

 

The aim of the post-graduate studies in Sociology – management of social changes is to offer a specialist knowledge in the area of sociology of changes, but as well as in particular social disciplines. The course is intended for candidates who have acquired a university degree in social sciences and already have a certain level of knowledge of the area of sociology and show a desire and ability for directing in particucular areas. In the next few years there will be profiles of cadre from the socio-policy and socio-culture. This course includes an expressive research orientation.

Post-graduate studies in sociology at the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical research have already been organized for ceveral decades. As an University institution where scientific research practically began in the area of sociology, ISPPI treated an approach in studies which meant not only application of classical but of  modern methodology in teaching as well. The fact that as lecturers there are experienced and proven researchers and scientific workers, contributed, despite the theoretical, the scientific research approach to be treated in overcoming of the predicted  curriculum and content. The primary aim to such presented studies is to enable students, this theoretical knowledge from the area of political sciences to be used for analysis of the social reality and to offer (sociological) solutions to the problems.

Master's students, after the successfull completition of the programme, they acquired a title Master of Social sciences – management of social changes, with the ability of emloyment in different areas, for example: public administration, ministries, university, education, research institutions, non-governmental organizations, internataional organizations and fondations and other.

 

Profile

  1. Master of social sciences who after completition of the post-graduate studies may continue its career on some of the existing public or private universities as a professor of several subjects in the area of sociological and social sciences;

b) Expert in the area of sociology of the social problem, which will be enabled to explain complex social problems and to suggest policies for their resolution;

c) Project Manager – who may participate in creatiion and management of a research, through the preparation of the research project, defining  of the research problem, up to preparation of research report for the needs of an orderer.

d) Researcher who will be trained to research the social changes and to create studies which may be used from institutions of different kind: public, private, economic, cultural, educational, non-governmental and other.

e) Analyst who will be capable to comment on various social processes and changes, above all in the area of specialization – socio-policy and socio-culture.

 

 

Generic and specific competences

 

Expected learning outcomes at level 7 (second cycle of studies) according to the European qualification framework for lifelong learning are:

  1. At the level of knowledge:
    • Knowledge, specialist knowledge, useful knowledge applicable in the area of sociology as a basis for original researches;
    • Knowledge in the main and modern sociological theories and their communication with the traditions in the classical sociological thought;
    • Knowledge of the theoretical and practical implications of changes in the sociological theories and their use in the aplicative researches.
    • Knowledge about globalization, global changes, changes in the socio-political and socio-cultural sphere in terms of the modernity and the overtheritory and mondialization.
  2. At the level of skills:
  • Skills specialized for proection and analysis of problems, and skills needed throughout research and creation of new knowledge and their integration in various scientific areas;
  • Skills for research and analysis of particular sociological occurences and proccesses as well as skills for presentation and academic writing of scientific publications;
  • Skills for critical thinking and analysis of literature from the area of sociology of changes;
  •  Skills for project management of the scientific ,research and academic communication on international level.
  1.  At the level of competences:
    • Ability to situate in his personal, social and cultural context (family, work, social frames) and the ability for analysis of information, as well as separation of the basic elements of the sociological approach;
    • Ability for analysis of the main sociological problem: who or what changes the society – structures or people; Which are the primary agentives of the changes in countries and societies;
    • Ability for analysis of individuals, groups and institutions in terms of the problems in the macedonian society such as integration, identity, political power and social participation;
    • Ability for sociological analysis of the social changes, religion, social deviations, political institutions and elections, political culture and communication, nationalism, multiculturalism, and civil society.

 

Enrollment conditions

All candidates who fulfull the general terms published in the advertisement in the public media are elligible to apply:

Primary terms for enrollment are:

Completed first cycle  of studies of university education – undergraduate studies:

  • for 4+1 – in duration of 4 years or at total number of 240 credits
  • for 3+2 – in duration of 3 years or a total number of 180 credits.

 

  • Candidates who had finished studies at faculty with an average grade of 7 or average grade smaller than 7 and have a particular work and/or research experience of at least 2 years, as well as published papers from the concrete scientific area are elligible to apply.
  • Knowledge of one of the foreign languages
  •   A special condition of enrollment at post-graduate studies in sociology is for candidates to have acquired their education at one of the faculties of social sciences. In case the candidate has acquired his university education in other scientific area, and in the meanwhile is professionally engaged in queries from the domain of social sciences and/ or published papers in this area, the candidate may submit a special request for admittance to these post-graduate studies, with an explanation in the aforementioned context. After this request, due to recommnedations from the coordinator in the department, the Board at the post-graduate studies reaches a decision and the same is verified from the Council of the Institute.
  • If the candidate has an education of another field, the Council of the institute may request taking of qualification exams of at least two subjects.

 

 

 

Duration of studies for 3+2

 

For students who follow the program 3+2, the post-graduate studies last 4 semesters with a total number of 120 credits, where the fourth semester is predicted for preparation of the master's thesis.

The credits are situated according to semesters, thus the five compulsory subjects provide 50 credits in total, and the four facultative subjects should provide 40 credits in total. After obtaining of these credits the candidates acquires a right to report his master's thesis. The preparation of the defence of the master's studies is valued by additonal 30 credits. With the completion of the post-graduate studies the candidate obtains 120 credits.

 

Duration of studies and credits for 4+1

 

For students who follow the program 4+1, post-graduate studies last 2 semesters and provide 60 credits, where the master’s thesis may be reporeted in the second semester..

The credits are distributed according to semesters, where the four compulsory subjects provide 32 credits in total, and the two facultative subjects should provide 12 credits in total. After obtaining these credits, the candidate acquires a right to report the master's thesis. The preparation and defense of the master's studies is valued by additional 16 credits. With completition of the post-graduate studies, the candidate obtains 60 credits.

 

Teaching ang learning responsibilities

The program is conducted on the pricniple of semesters. The classes are conducted if there is a group of 5 or more candidates. Otherwise, a mentoring system is organized (consultations and seminars). The exams of the subjects are desirable to be taken at the end of each semester. The candidates cannot take exams of the facultative subjects unless they have previously passed the exams from the compulsory subjects.

Despite taking of exams, the students are expected to actively participate in classes, prepare seminar papers, essays, participation in realization of projects etc. Thereto, each proffessor, within his subject, specifies particular activities, on the grounds of which students will acquire the needed number of points.

 

 

 

 

 

            Transfer of credits and mobility

Mobility of students is provided through acknowledgement of credits from the conducted activities and other study programs, as long as a particular study program is compatable with a particular study program.

When students transfer from specialist to master’s studies, as well as to another department, the passed exams which are evaluated as embeded in the program design of the department are fully transfered. During the transfer from other faculties, the ECTS criterion is taken into consideration, and the basis for transfer of credits is the program by which the candidate prepared and took the exam.

Students will be able to choose from a list of facultative subjects which are available at the Institute and other units at UKIM, provided that the needed number of credits is acquired.

 

            Way of evaluation

 During lectures of the subject, the student can acquire the total of 100 points.

The grade is formed according to the following system of evaluation:

<50 =

5

F

51 - 60 =

6

Е

61 - 70 =

7

D

71 - 80 =

8

C

81 - 90 =

9

B

91 - 100 =

10

А

 

The evaluation of the achieved results is quantitative. The final evaluation for each subject is appropriately presented by a grade from 5-10, where the grade 5 signifies a failed exam.

The quality of the teaching process and of professors for each of the subjects is going to be followed and graded on the grounds of evaluation lists, created according to the standards of UKIM and will be submitted to each student.

      The evaluation for each subject is conducted according to the following parameters:

  • final exam – 60%
  • seminar paper – 20%
  • presence and class participation – 20%

 

 

Facultative subjects

 Students from the program 4+1 choose a total of two facultative subjects where one subject is from the offered facultative subjects of the studium and the other from the University list.

      Students from the program 3+2 choose, a total number of four subjects where one is from the University list. The other three faculative subjects are chosen from the list of the possible facultative subjects. The students have the right to choose one facultative subject from another study group. During the choice of subject from other study group there should not be a match of the content of the facultative subject from another study group where the student has enrolled.

 

Master’s thesis

Through the master’s thesis, the candidate should show an ability for preparation of an independent scientific paper, on the grounds of the analysis and the systematization of the relevant literature which creates a wider theoretical framework for preparation and realization of the particular research. The scope of the master’s thesis is from 60 to 80 pages (for students from the program 4+1) and from 100 to 120 pages (for students from the program 3+2), font size 12, spacing 1,5.

Scientific title

The candidates who complete the master’s studies and will successfully defend the master’s thesis will acquire the title with a science degree: Master of sociological sciences – management of social changes.

 

For students according to the program 3+2 (120 credits)

 

 

 

Study subjects

credits according to semesters

I

II

III

IV

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

 

SOCIO - POLICY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-301 Sociology of changes

22

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-303 Election management

22

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2- first facultative subject

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-304 Sociology of nation

 

 

22

10

 

 

 

 

S2-305 Political culture and communication

 

 

22

10

 

 

 

 

S2- second facultative subject

 

 

20

10

 

 

 

 

S2- third facultative subject

 

 

 

 

20

10

 

 

S2- fourth facultative subject

 

 

 

 

20

10

 

 

S2-302 Social research methodology

 

 

 

 

22

10

 

 

S2- Preparation and defense of master’s thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Credits

 

30

 

30

 

30

 

30

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

SOCIO - CULTURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-301 Sociology of changes

22

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-306 Intercultural management

22

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2- first facultative subject

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-307 Social policy

 

 

22

10

 

 

 

 

S2-308 Civil society

 

 

22

10

 

 

 

 

S2- second facultative subject

 

 

20

10

 

 

 

 

S2- third facultative subject

 

 

 

 

20

10

 

 

S2- fourth facultative subject

 

 

 

 

20

10

 

 

S-302 Social research methodology

 

 

 

 

22

10

 

 

S2- Preparation and defense of master’s thesis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30

Credits

 

30

 

30

 

30

 

30

Total

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

120

 

 

FACULTATIVE SUBJECTS (four)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-309 Socio- political sturcture of RM

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S1-310 Sociology of multiculturalism

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-311 Sociology of marriage and family

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-312 Settlement sociology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-313 Economic sociology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-314 Sociology of religion and moral

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-315 Criminology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-316 Globalization of culture

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-317 Political sociology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-318 Sociology of culture

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-319 Sociology of mass communication

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-320 Social anthropology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

S2-321 Social pathology

20

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For students according to program 4+1 (60 credits)

 

 

 

Study subjects

Classes and credits according to semesters

I

II

Classes

Credits

Classes

Credits

COMPULSORY SUBJECTS (four)

 

 

 

 

S1-301 Sociology

20

8

 

 

S1-302 Political culture and communication

20

8

 

 

S1-303 Sociology of nation

20

8

 

 

S1-304 Social research methodology

20

8

 

 

 

FACULTATIVE SUBJECTS

 (two)

 

 

 

 

S1-305 Contemporary social policy

 

 

12

6

S1-306 Civil society [1]

 

 

12

6

S1-307 Sociology of multiculturalism

 

 

12

6

S1-308 Settlement sociology

 

 

12

6

S1-309 Sociology of religion and sociology of moral

 

 

12

6

S1-310 Sociology of ethnic relations

 

 

12

6

S1-311 Criminology

 

 

12

6

S1-312 Socio-political structure of RM

 

 

12

6

S1-313 Economic sociology

 

 

12

6

S1-314 Election management

 

 

12

6

S1-315 Sociology of marriage and family

 

 

12

6

S1-316 Globalization of culture

 

 

12

6

S1-317 Political sociology

 

 

12

6

S1-318 Sociology of culture

 

 

12

6

S1-319 Social pathology

 

 

12

6

Facultative subject from the common list at UKIM

 

 

12

6

S1- Preparation and defense of master’s thesis

 

 

 

16

Credits

 

32

 

28

Total

 

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STAFF:

 

                                   

Professsor PhD Ruzica Cacanoska, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

Subjects: Intercultural management, Sociology of religion and moral, Sociology;

 

Professor PhD Petar Atanasov, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

 

Subjects: Sociology of changes, Social research methodology, Sociology of multiculturalism;

 

Professor PhD Emilija Simoska, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

       Subject: Political culture and communication

 

Professor PhD Slavejko Sasajkovski, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

Subjects: Sociology of nation, Socio-political structure of RM;

 

Professor PhD Jorde Jakimovski, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

       Subjects: Settlement sociology, Economic sociology;

 

Professor PhD Violeta Caceva, professor in ordinary, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

   Subject: Criminology;

 

Professor PhD Ganka Cvetanova, associate professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research -  Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

       Subjects: Sociology of culture, Sociology of Ethnic Relations;

 

Assistant professor PhD Goran Janev, assistant professor, Institute of Sociological, Political and Juridical Research - Skopje, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University - Skopje

 

Subjects: Globalization of Culture, Sociology of Mass Communication, Social Anthropology;

 

 

 

 

 

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