Last modified: 26 Oct 2023 10:46
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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
|Assessment Weeks||7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17||Feedback Weeks||10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20|
An online quiz comprising 8 multiple choice questions with a 30 minute time limit will be released each Monday and close the following Sunday at 23.59. The students will have one attempt to complete the quiz, and each quiz will be worth 2% totalling 20% overall. Since the quizzes are self-marking, the grades will be posted on Blackboard. We aim to provide feedback within 10 days.
|Assessment Weeks||13,16||Feedback Weeks||16,19|
The essays will be 1500 words long. Feedback and grades are provided via Gradebook/Blackboard.
|Assessment Weeks||18||Feedback Weeks||21|
An online quiz comprising 16 multiple choice questions will be released on the Monday of teaching week 12 (Exam Week) and close the following Sunday at 23.59. Since the quizzes are self-marking, the grades will be posted on Blackboard. We aim to provide feedback within three weeks.
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There are no assessments for this course.
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|Factual||Remember||ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.|