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SO4051: EUROPEAN SOCIETIES (2020-2021)

Last modified: 30 Jul 2020 13:45


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Claire D. Wallace

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

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

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • SO4566 European Societies (Passed)

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

One or more of these courses have a limited number of places. Priority access will be given to students for whom this course is compulsory. Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions for more details on this process.


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

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 8 - 18

More Information about Week Numbers


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

5 short essays - 15% each

Course Essay - 25%

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome

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