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SO3568: TEN SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 24 Jun 2020 14:40


Course Overview

This course bridges the theoretical emphasis of SO3066 and the practical elements of SO3524. It presents sociology as a social science by having students examine in detail ten reports of sociological research. The works chosen will vary from year to year but typical examples are Laud Humphrey’s Tearoom Trade, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu’s Minority Women and Austerity, Ray Pahl’s Divisions of Labour, Stan Cohen’s Folk Devils and Moral Panics, Dorothy Smith’s K is Mentally Ill, and Richard Sennett’s Corrosion of Character. Students will be expected to do a considerable amount of private reading.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Steve Bruce

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?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course provides students with an in-depth examination of ten different works in Sociology, either classic or contemporary, and provides the opportunity for students to see how such works incorporate the theoretical, methodological and empirical elements of the field. Over ten weeks 10 different sociology faculty members each present a single report of sociological research, which students read prior to the lecture. The works chosen will vary from year to year but typical examples are Laud Humphrey’s Tearoom Trade, Leah Bassel and Akwugo Emejulu’s Minority Women and Austerity, Ray Pahl’s Divisions of Labour, Stan Cohen’s Folk Devils and Moral Panics, Dorothy Smith’s K is Mentally Ill, and Richard Sennett’s Corrosion of Character. Students will be expected to do a considerable amount of private reading for this course.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

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In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

There are no assessments for this course.

Formative Assessment

5x 1000 word essays

Assessment Type Formative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

The course will require FIVE 1,000 word essays to be completed. Students can choose to write their 5 essays on any 5 of the 10 Sociological studies covered in the course.

Feedback will be providing within three weeks of submission either in writing, in person, or online.

 

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course students will learn to critically assess how theory, methods and empirical data are interrelated in 10 specific Sociological studies.
ConceptualEvaluateAs a result of this course students will be able to think creatively about the relationship between theory and methods in the field of Sociology and society more broadly.
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course students better understand how theory, methods and empirical data are interrelated in Sociological studies.
FactualRememberAs a result of this course students will be familiar with 10 new works of Sociology.

Resit Assessments

5x 1000 word essays

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Each essay may be resubmitted upon failure or the student may choose to write a new essay on a new topic.

20% per essay

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberAs a result of this course students will be familiar with 10 new works of Sociology.
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course students better understand how theory, methods and empirical data are interrelated in Sociological studies.
ConceptualAnalyseAs a result of this course students will learn to critically assess how theory, methods and empirical data are interrelated in 10 specific Sociological studies.
ConceptualEvaluateAs a result of this course students will be able to think creatively about the relationship between theory and methods in the field of Sociology and society more broadly.
ConceptualCreateAs a result of this course students will be better prepared to conduct their own 4th year dissertations.

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