|Course Title||Changing Societies in Newly Independent State|
I. Aim of the Course
The purpose of the course of lectures is to analyze the current state and perspectives of development of societies in the former USSR, to help students in the studying and comprehension of the actual social problems of NIS, in particular of Kyrgyzstan.
II. Methods used
Theoretical methods of concrete sociological researches were used, Press content analysis, historical documents analysis, generalization and comprehension of collected materials and its systematic statement for preparing special course of lectures
III Course Overview
The course analyses various contemporary theories of society; societal, political, economical, cultural dimensions of social transformations. The main focus of the course is Kyrgyzstan. The course explores modern basic institutes in Kyrgyzstan, analyzes problems and perspectives of democratization of the society, social and cultural aspects of transformation in Kyrgyzstan.
IV Course Content
I. Theoretical and Methodological Problems of Modern Society
1.1 Contemporary theories of Society (Marquise, Fromm, P.Sorokin, G. Tard, Jaspers, Ortega-i-Gasset, Haideger, Toffler, etc.)
1.2 Types of modern society (American, European, South-Eastern etc.)
1.3 Social and National Identity of the Society in NIS
1.4 The Post-Soviet Societies and Democracy
II. The Kyrgyz Society and Democracy
2.1 Modern Basic Institutes of the Society in Kyrgyzstan
2.2 Some Results and Problems of the Democratization of the Society in Kyrgyzstan
III. Social and Cultural Transformation of the Society in Kyrgyzstan
3.1 Changes in Values Orientations. New Social Ideals.
3.2 Current Social and cultural Situation in Kyrgyzstan
3.3 Intellectual Potential and Societal Will in the Society in Kyrgyzstan