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SO2005: STUDYING SOCIAL LIFE 1 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 05 Jun 2017 09:01


Course Overview

This 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 – the body, food and feeding, health and illness, the emotions, group behaviour, sex and gender, 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 30 credits (15 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 30-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 embodiment, food production and consumption, health, illness and medicine, human feelings, conformity in groups, sex, the life course and death.

Further Information & Notes

This course is particularly for intending Sociology Honours students, but is open to all students with the necessary pre-requisites.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • MA Sociology
  • Sociology Joint

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

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

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

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

Resit: 1 two-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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