Public University of Navarre

Academic year: 2021/2022 | Previous academic years:  2020/2021  |  2019/2020  |  2018/2019  |  2017/2018 
Bachelor's degree in Primary Education at the Universidad Pública de Navarra
Credits: 6 Type of subject: Basic Year: 1 Period: 1º S
Department: Sociología y Trabajo Social

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Module/Subject matter

Basic training / Sociology


General proficiencies

2.1 Basic Proficiencies

CB3: Students will have the ability to collect and interpret relevant data (generally within their field of study) in order to make informed opinions which include reflection on relevant issues of social, scientific or ethical nature.

CB4 ¿ Students will be able to transmit information, ideas, problems and solutions to both specialist and non-specialist audiences

2.2. General Proficiencies

CG1: Ability to understand the relevance of applying the sociological perspective to everyday life

CG3 ¿ Ability to apply sociological concepts to describe, understand and analyze social processes and current social challenges

CG5 ¿ Development and appreciation of individual, social and cultural diversity as part of their empowerment as critical citizens

CG8 ¿ Ability to analyze current social challenges through sociological theories and research methods

2.3. Transversal Proficiencies

TP2 - To demonstrate a level of competence in Spanish and, where appropriate, Basque equivalent to the C1 level of the Council of Europe¿s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.


Specific proficiencies

Specific proficiencies

Students will enhance their ability to:

SP4: understand and analyze information

SP7: identify social problems and issues

SP8:  describe, understand and negotiate in social conflicts

SP10: analyze and understand change in social life

SP12: analyze current crisis and social conflicts




Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes are the realization of the skills that students acquire in the matter. Three levels are


- Optimal level: 100% acquisition of skills and expertise in at least 75% of them.

- Standard or medium level: acquisition of the majority of the alleged relevant powers and expertise in

those aspects contributing to the specific competencies of the title.

- Deficient Level: Insufficient acquisition of the aspects contributing to the specific competencies of the


A student gets a grade of APTO if the level of learning is optimal or medium.

In this subject these learning outcomes are specified as follows:

LO1: Become familiar with sociological concepts to understand social structures and the social production and reproduction of societies

LO2: Understand key institutions for the social production and reproduction of societies

LO3: Identify key elements of social inequalities and social/cultural diversity

LO4: Become familiar with concepts of State, power relations and social movements

LO5: Be able to analyze current key challenges using relevant sociological concepts and theories

LO6: Be able to present and discuss in public empirical results about social processes





5.1. Teaching methods

Code Description
TM1 Lecture with full attendance
TM2 Interaction in large group
TM3 Interaction in medium-sized group
TM4 Interaction in small group
TM5 Autonomous work: tasks and guidelines for autonomous study

5.2. Learning activities

Code Description Hours Attendance
LA1 Lectures 45 100
LA2 Seminars/Labs 15 100
Assigned essays, exercises and presentations 
30 10
LA4 Self-study 50 0
LA5 Tutorials 5 100
LA6 Oral or written exams 5 100


Relationship between formative activities and proficiencies/learning outcomes

Activity Basic General Specific
AF1 CB3, CB4 CG1, CG3, CG5, CG8 CE4, CE7, CE8, CE10, CE12
AF2 CB3, CB4 CG1, CG3, CG5, CG8 CE4, CE7, CE8, CE10, CE12
AF3 CB3 CG1, CG3, CG5, CG8 CE4, CE7, CE8, CE10, CE12
AF4 CB3 CG1, CG3, CG5, CG8 CE4, CE7, CE8, CE10, CE12
AF5   CG1, CG3, CG5, CG8  
AF6  CB3 CG1, CG3, CG8 CE4, CE7, CE8, CE10, CE12






Learning Outome Asessment method Weight Possibility to retake (if fail)
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 Essays 20 Yes
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 Seminar/Labs 20 No
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 Final exam 60 Yes



In a constantly changing world, this course has been designed as a first approach to Sociology in which students will develop an understanding of the complexity and diversity of human societies. This course offers a solid grounding in core sociological concepts. Its study will stimulate critical thinking and promote awareness of contemporary social and political issues. It covers themes as socialization processes, family, gender identities, education and globalization processes and provides tools to examine these issues in a rigorous an analytical way.

The course is offered to students from Applied Sociology, Social Work, Primary Education and Early Childhood Education.



THEME 1. A look, analysis and sociological utility.
THEME 2. Families, gender and identities.
THEME 3. Work, leisure and consumption.
THEME 4. Communication, global world and new technologies.



Access the bibliography that your professor has requested from the Library.

Andersen, Margaret, Taylor, H. (2016): Sociology. The essentials (9th edition). Belmont: Wadsworth

Giddens, Anthony; Sutton, Philippe (2017): Sociology (8th Edition), (p. 5-29). Cambridge: Polity Press.

Macionis, John J, Plummer, Ken (2018): Sociology (16th edition). Ed: Harlow, England Pearson. Available at:

Little, William (2012): Introduction to  Sociology ¿ 1st Canadian Edition. Available at:



Arrosadia Campus of the Public University of Navarra. For specific classroom, see the website of the Faculty of Humanities, Social and Educational Sciences.