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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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Marta Trzebiatowska

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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.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Workshop during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers

Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Discussion Board Posts - 20%

A/V Submission - 20%

Essay (2000 words) - 30%

End of term quiz - 30%

Alternative Resit Arrangements (2020/2021)

Students will re-take the summative quiz.

Alternative Resit Arrangements (2019/2020 & C8 Students)

Students will re-take final exam in the re-sit exam diet.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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