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SO2004: STUDYING SOCIAL LIFE 1 (2016-2017)

Last modified: 16 Nov 2016 17:26


Course Overview

This 15-credit course follows on from level-one sociology. It is designed to highlight the ways that sociological theory informs the research endeavour, not only the questions sociologists raise, but also the particular modes through which we go about investigating them. The module examines these points in relation to a range of micro-level topics – bodies and eating, sex and gender, the emotions, the life course, and death and dying – all of which emphasise the nature of human interaction and sociological efforts to understand it.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Marta Trezbiatowska

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This 15-credit course familiarises students with various issues in micro-sociology, the study of small-scale social arrangements and experiences of everyday life. Particular focus is on the sociological analysis of food production and consumption, human feelings, sex and gender, the life course and death.

Further Information & Notes

This course is worth 15 credits. There is also an expanded 30 credit version which runs simultaneously. Students may only take either the 15 credit or 30 credit course, not both. Intending Honours students must take at least 45 credit points from Sociology level 2 courses.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

42 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 one-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).

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

Formative Assessment

None.

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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