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KL10F1: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 1 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 18 Jul 2014 14:17


Course Overview

Sociology is the study of human social groups. It particularly focuses on modern societies, analyzing how they work and how the major social institutions in them (such as religion, the media, government and the economy) operate. The course presents students with a general introduction to the unique manner in which sociologists seek to understand contemporary societies. Students are presented with current and classical approaches to understanding the social processes that underlie self-construction, group formation and social interaction, within urbanizing and globalizing social contexts.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Mr Tom Birrell

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 1

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SO1006 Introduction to Sociology 1 (Distance) (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course presents students with a general introduction to understanding the unique manner in which sociologists seek to understand contemporary societies from an objective and scientific standpoint. Students are presented with current and classical approaches to understanding the social process that underlie self construction, group formation and social interaction within an urbanising and globalising social milieu.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (one 1500 word essay; 40%). Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

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