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SO4051: EUROPEAN SOCIETIES (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

The course considers European Societies from a sociological perspective, addressing the social issues and social processes that affect Europe. Topics that are only addressed as national issues such as work, family, and religion are examined at the European level. The course addresses how the widening and integration of Europe has raised issues such as nationalism, xenophobia and migration. The course introduces various theoretical concepts which provide a framework for the course and are then developed through the more substantive topics which may include the history of European Societies, family patterns in Europe, employment and welfare in Europe, xenophobia and racism.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Claire Wallace

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

  • One of International Relations (IR) (Studied) or Politics (PI) (Studied) or Sociology (SO) (Studied) or MA European Studies (Studied)
  • Programme Level 4
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course considers European Societies from a sociological perspective, addressing the social issues and social processes that affect Europe. Topics that are normally only addressed as national issues such as work, family, and religion are examined at the European level. The course will address how the widening and integration of Europe has raised issues such as nationalism, xenophobia and migration. The course begins by introducing various theoretical concepts which provide a framework for the course and are then developed through the more substantive topics which may include the history of European Societies, family patterns in Europe, employment and welfare in Europe, xenophobia and racism.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

Continuous assessment: 1 3,000 word essay (50% ), 1 3,000 word essay (50%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Students are asked to write a 500 word "mini essay" about the course topic each week, referring to the set readings. These are marked and the students receive feedback. At the end of the course students are asked so submit a compilation of the best 6 mini-essays, taking into account the feedback recieved and any discussion in class. This is designed to encourage engagement with the course materials and enable students to improve their work as they go throught the course.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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