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SO1005: INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY I (2017-2018)

Last modified: 21 Jul 2017 15:26


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 provides 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
  • Dr Marta Trzebiatowska

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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?

  • SO1004 Introduction to Sociology 1 (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

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 provides 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. Lecture topics include: animal nature and human nature; the social construction of gender; socialization, social interaction, self and identity; the rise of online communities, urbanisation; morality and evil; crime, deviance and punishment and health.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Sociology
  • Sociology Joint

Contact Teaching Time

31 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 

1 essay (1,200 words) 25%
Bi-weekly e-learning quizzes 5 at 5% each – 25%)
2 hour written examination 50% 

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

Class presentations plus class quizzes.

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for continuous assessment work, where appropriate. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date. Oral feedback on class presentations will also be provided where appropriate.

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