T. Ševčenkos st. 31, room 223
Tel.: +370 5 233 17 08
Head of the Department
Lect. Dr. Elena Kocai, E-mail: email@example.com
Acad. Prof. Dr. Habil. Algirdas Gaižutis, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Habil. Algis Krupavičius, E-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Habil. Valdas Pruskus, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Dr. Habil. Arvydas Matulionis, E-mail: email@example.com
Prof. Dr. Vilija Grincevičienė, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Danutė Milevičienė, E-mail: email@example.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tadas Tamošiūnas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lect. Dr. Žilvinė Gaižutytė-Filipavičienė, E-mail: email@example.com
Lect. Pranas Baronas, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lect. Gintautas Bužinskas, E-mail: email@example.com
Lect. Saulius Ignatavičius, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lect. Sonata Matakaitė, E-mail: email@example.com
Lect. Algimanta Vaikšnytė, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Assist. Lect. Žilvinas Mišeikis, E-mail: email@example.com
The department of Politology was established in 1989. In 1991 it was renamed to Politology and Sociology, later – Social Sciences and from 2007, after the establishment of the Faculty of Social Sciences, the department was renamed to the Department of Sociology and Politology. It is one of the LEU departments that disseminates fundamental and instrumental knowledge about the shifting global world and its structural element – the nation of Lithuania through its study programmes, organised conferences and ever increasingly published monographs and scientific articles.
The department currently has 584 Undergraduate and 34 Master students. It cooperates with these institutions: KATHO University (Belgium), University of Vigo (Spain), Wroclaw University (Poland) and others.
Offered study prorgammes
Undergraduate: Political Sociology. Full-time (4 years) and part-time (5.5 years) studies, 240 ECTS credits.
Master studies: Education Sociology. Full-time (2 years) and part-time (3 years) studies, 120 ECTS credits.
Taught Undergraduate subjects
Applied Research for Sociology of Politics, Civil Society, Comparative Politics, Conflict Sociology, Data Analysis Programmes, Democracy and Democratisation, Development of Lithuanian Social Thought, Didactics of Civil Education, Education Policy, European Union Integration, Geopolitics, History of Political Thought, History of Sociology, Human Rights, Intercultural Communication, International Relations Theory, Introduction to Political Sociology Studies, Introduction to Sociology, Lithuanian Political System, Lithuanian Social Policy, Local Politics and Self-Governments, Marketing of Politics, Middle and Easter Europe Country Governance and Politics, Political Analysis and Forecast, Political Culture, Political Elite Theory, Politics and Media, Politics Theory, Politology, Principles of Law, Public Politics, Public Relations, Social Organisation, Social Research Methods, Social Stratification, Sociology of Education, Sociology of Ethnical Relations, Sociology of Youth, Sociology of Organisations, Sociology of Politics, Sociology of Religion, Sociology of Work. All the subjects are taught in Lithuanian, except Introduction to Sociology (also taught in English, Russian and Polish languages), History of Sociology (Russian, Polish), Social Research Methods (Russian), Didactics of Social Sciences (Russian), Civil Society (Polish), Methods for Teaching the Foundation of Civil Society (Polish), Political Culture (Russian), Foundation for Providing Political Services (Russian) Politology (Russian), Sociology of Religion (Russian, Polish), Sociology of Education (Russian, Polish).
Taught Master subjects
Contemporary Sociology of Culture, Contemporary Sociology Theories, Disjuncture and Integration of Social Groups, Education Process and Research, Observing the Quality of Education, Philosophy of Culture, Scientific Research Methods, Social Research Methods and Method Application, Sociology of Art, Sociology of Communications, Sociology of Deviations, Sociology of Gender, Sociology of Values, Statistical Methods in Sociological Research. All the subjects are taught in Lithuanian.
Social conditions for education and their change in Lithuania
Research team: Prof. Dr. V. Grincevičienė, Prof. Dr. Habil. V. Pruskus, Dr. E. Kocai, Lect. S. Ignatavičius, Assoc. Prof. Dr. T. Tamošiūnas, Lect. S. Matakaitė, Lect. G. Tuzienė, Lect. G. Bužinskas.
The researchers investigate the youth’s value orientations, civil education, professional orientation, informal communication and other topics. The team members have published 3 monographs and educational books and 5 articles in national and international research journals.
The integrity of Lithuania and its socio-political determination under the European Union conditions
Research Team: Prof. Dr. Habil. A. Gaižutis, Lect. P. Baronas, Lect. A. Vaikšnytė, Lect. Dž. Žiugždienė, Prof. Dr. Habil. V. Pruskus, Dr. E. Kocai, Lect. S. Matakaitė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. D. Milevičienė, Lect. G. Bužinskas.
The researchers investigate social, cultural, political and economic processes and their changes. The team members have published 7 monographs and methodical books and 3 articles in national research journals.
National Identity: Its expression and change in the globalised world
Research Team: Prof. Dr. R. Ragauskienė, Assoc. Prof. Dr. T. Tamošiūnas, Prof. Dr. Habil. V. Pruskus.
The researchers investigate the expression of national identity and its aspects in historical and contemporary contexts. The team members have published 1 monograph and 1 article in a national research journal.
Assistant of the Head: Birutė Dumbliauskienė, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org