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SO3568: TEN SOCIOLOGICAL STUDIES (2023-2024)

Last modified: 11 Jan 2024 13:16


Course Overview

This course bridges the theoretical emphasis of SO3066 and the methodological elements of SO3524. It presents sociology as a social science by having students examine and discuss in detail ten reports of sociological research. The goal of the course is to highlight the different ways sociological research combines theory and methods to examine and explain specific phenomena, events, or experiences of the world. Each of the ten studies will be chosen by one of the Sociology staff and present theoretical and methodological ideas and approaches that staff members use in their own work or believe to be pivotal to sociological researchStudents will be required to read all ten of the chosen publications in preparation for the course each week.

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
  • Dr Gearoid Michael Millar

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 bridges the theoretical emphasis of SO3066 and the methodological elements of SO3524.  It presents sociology as a social science by having students examine and discuss in detail ten reports of sociological research. The goal of the couse is to highlight the different ways sociogical research combines theory and methods to examine and explain specific phenomena, events, or experiences of the world. Each of the ten studies will be chosen by one of the Sociology staff and present theoretical and methodological ideas and approaches that staff member uses in their own work or believes to be pivotal to sociological research.  Students will be required to read all ten of the chosen publications in preparation for the course each week. 


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 26 - 35, 39

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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

Take Home Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 41 Feedback Weeks 44

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Feedback

2 hours, to be completed within a 5-day window.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 34 Feedback Weeks 37

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Weekly Quizzes

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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10 quizzes (each weighted 2.5%), 8 questions per quiz.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 25
Assessment Weeks 31 Feedback Weeks 34

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Feedback Word Count 1000
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Exam

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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5 sets of answers to short questions

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 50
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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10% per set of answers

Learning Outcomes
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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.
ConceptualCreateAs a result of this course students will be better prepared to conduct their own 4th year dissertations.
ConceptualUnderstandAs a result of this course students better understand how theory, methods and empirical data are interrelated in 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.
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.

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