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This macro-sociology course extends students’ understanding of large-scale social, as well as political and economic, processes and institutions. Particular focus is on the sociological analysis of global issues and socio-political controversies, many of which are subject to topical and, at times, contentious debate at the beginning of the 21st century. The substantive topics include areas of social and political concern such as globalisation; the changing nature of economy, work and leisure; risk and insecurity; multiculturalism; food production and security; social movements; nationalism and identities.
|Session||Second Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
This course compliments the level 2 Sociology course given in the first semester. It familiarises students with various issues in macro-sociology, the study of large-scale social institutions and long-term social changes. Particular focus is on the sociological analysis of contemporary social and political problems and controversies, looking at the social and historical reasons behind their emergence. The substantive topics covered may include such areas of contemporary social and political concern as risk, the changing nature of economy and work, consumerism and consumption, tourism, social movements, nationalism and food production. Emphasis is put on how different kinds of sociologists both conceptualise and empirically research such matters.
This is particularly for intending Sociology Honours students, but is open to all students with the necessary pre-requisites.
This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.
1st Attempt: 1 two-hour written examination (60%); continuous assessment (40%).
Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).
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.