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Course syllabus BMMD30017 - Practice Social Interaction (FM - SS 2019/2020)

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University: Pan-european University
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Practice Social Interaction
Planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture1 hour weekly / 24 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
1 hour weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 2
Recommended semester/trimester:
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Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assessment methods:
Conditions for completing the course:
1. Continuous study of texts;
2. Final written exam.

Rating System:
Each student can receive a maximum of 100 points, with a less than 59 points earned if the student fails and the exam is not enrolled. The essay is a condition for obtaining the credit. The individual steps to get the test will be evaluated as follows:
25% - attendance and activity / max. 25 points /
75% - final exam / max. 75 points /

Assessment of students with an individual study plan:
Students with IPS have the possibility to omit a total of up to 75% of the lectures, so they have to be present on at least 3 lectures out of a total of 12. Students with IPS can use the tutorials to be consulted beforehand in electronic form. The final exam must be passed by students with IES similarly to others.

Students will be evaluated as follows:
100 - 91 points A
90 - 81 points B
80 to 73 points C
72 - 66 points D
65 - 60 points E
59 - 0 points FX
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
The course "The Practice of Social Interaction" is designed as a subject dealing with issues of social psychology, the functioning of society and civil society and the pathogories of social life. Its aim is to bring students closer to the problems of modern society in the late modern era.
Course contents:
1. Character of Man
Two traditions in an approach toward character of man and mankind
Alter versus Ego
Sociobiological perspective of hatred, cooperation and competition in a history

Primary Sources:
1. Good and Evil: Interpreting a Human Condition. Farley Edward. 1990. Fortress Press /Vanderbilt University. 
2. The Economics of Hate, Samuel Cameron. Edward Elgar, 2009. /Part 7: Phobias –isms and schisms: group hate/

2. Prejudices, Stereotypes, and Social Construction of Reality
Attitudes, Stereotypes, and Prejudices
Authoritarian Personality
Conflict between groups and conflict solution processes

Primary Sources:
1. Stereotypes, Cognition and Culture: Psychology Focus. Perry R. Hinton. Philadelphia, Taylor & Francis 2000. pp. 126 - 137.
2. Researching authoritarianism in old and new democracies. Erős, F. - Enyedi, Z. In: Authoritarianism and Prejudice. Central European Perspective. Erős F. - Enyedi, Z. (eds.). Budapest, Osiris, 1999.

3. Discrimination and Hate Violence
Discrimination and discrimination behavior
Hate speech, hate crime, and hate violence
Symbols of hate

Primary Sources:
1. The Jew Accused. Three Anti-Semitic Affairs. Dreyfus, Beilis, Frank, 1894-1915. Lindemann S. Albert. Cambridge University Press, 1991. /Chapter 5 - Dreyfus Affair, more than a trail/.
2. Speak No Evil. The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulations. Gould B. Jon. University of Chicago Press, 2015. /Chapter 2 - Theoretical Implications/

4. Good and Evil - Evil, Cruelty, and Aggression in Theory and Practice
Theological Notion of good and evil
Philosophical Notion of good and evil
Lucifer Effect - reasons of cruelty and aggression

Primary Sources:
1. The Problem of Evil. Peter van Inwagen. Clarendon Press Oxford, 2006. /Lecture 1: The Problem of Evil and the Argument of Evil./
2. The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil. Philip Zimbardo, 2008. Random House Publishing /Part 2/.

5. Extremism
Theories of Extremism
Extremism as a Reaction to Character of Modernity
False-consensus Effect

Primary Sources:
1. A Decade Lost. Rethinking Radicalization and Extremism. Kundnani Arun. Claystone 2016 /Chapters 4, 5, and 6/.
2. Preventing Religious Radicalization and Violent Extremism. Youth Justice Board. London, 2015.

6. Racism
Usage and aspects of racism
History of Racism and Its Impact on Views in 21st century
Racism as Ideology

Primary Sources:
1. Unity and Diversity. Wievorka Michel. In: The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration. Montserrat Guibernau - John Rex. Cambridge, Polity Press, 2010.
2. After Race: Racism after Multiculturalism. Antonia Darder – Rudolfo D. Torres. New York University Press, 2004. /Chapter 5 - What´s so Critical about Critical Race Theory?/

7. Genocide as an Ultimate Evil
Genocides in a History and Modernity
Processes of De-humanisation as a road to genocide
Banality of Evil

Primary Sources:
1. The History and Sociology of Genocide. Frank Chalk - Kurt Jonassohn: Part 1 – The Conceptual Framework. Yale University Press, New Haven, 1990. pp. 8-32.
2. Eichmann in Jerusalem. Hannah Arendt, Viking Press, 1963. /2nd and 3rd part/

8. Holocaust as a Highest Stage of Modernity
Uniqueness of Holocaust
Holocaust as a Highest Stage of Modernity
Perpetrators and victims – morality in times of late modernity

Primary Sources:
1. Modernity and the Holocaust. Bauman Zygmunt, Cornell University Press, 2004. /Part I - Introduction: Sociology after the Holocaust/.
2. Jews and Queers. Symptoms of Modernity in Late 20th century Vienna. Bunzl Matti. University of California Press, 2004. /Chapter I/

9. Antisemitism
Reasons and history of antisemitism
Etymology of Antisemitism and differences with Anti-judaism
Functions of Antisemitism in Modern Society

Primary Sources:
1. Why the Jews? Prager, Telushkin: Part 1: Why the Jews? The Explanation (pp. 17-80). Simon&Schuster, New York 1985.
2. Antisemitism and Xenophobia in German since Unification. Bergmann, W. In: Antisemitism and Xenophobia in Germany after Unification. Kurten, H. - Bergmann, W. - Erb, R. (eds). Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1997. p. 21-87.

10. Antiziganism
Anticiganism and hate against Roma
Political hatred and social stratification
Political extremism in Central Europe and Roma

Primary Sources:
1. Antiziganism: What's in a Word? Ed: Jan Selling, Markus End, Christo S. Kjučukov, Pia Laskar, William Templer. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. /Part III/
2. Čačipen pal o Roma. A Global Report on Roma in Slovakia. Bratislava VAŠEČKA, M. - Jurásková, M. - Nicholson, T., 2003 (eds.):, Institute for Public Affairs 2003. ISBN: 80-88935-46-6. /The Roma as the target of Political Extremism; Puliš Peter/.

11. Utopic ideas as a source of hate
Utopia in a history of Mankind
Utopianism as Political Ideology
Utopias of 20st century and hate

Primary Sources:
1. Utopianism: A Very Short Introduction. Lyman Tower Sargent, Oxford University Press. 2010. /Part I: Good Places and Bad Places/.
2. Fascism. Critical Concepts in Political Science. Matthew Feldman (ed). Routledge. 2004. /Part I: General Introduction/

12. How to deal with Hatred in Liberal Democracies?
Preventing, monitoring and prevention of hate crimes
International Treaties and mechanisms how to deal with hatred
Cyber-hate - new challenges in a fight against Hatred

Primary Sources:
1. A Guide to Fighting Hate Crime. Home office 2012. CST Manchester.
2. http://www.osce.org/odihr/36426?download=true
3. Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. Danielle Keats Citron. Harvard University Press, 2014. /Part I./
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Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 247

49,4 %
18,2 %
16,2 %
8,9 %4,9 %
2,4 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
18. 12. 2019
Supervisor: doc. PhDr. Michal Vašečka, Ph.D.

Last modification made by Ján Lukáš on 12/18/2019.

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