Comparative Societies (L3026)
Module details for 2008 cohort.
FHEQ Level 4
By the end of the course, a successful student should be able to
1. Demonstrate a broad understanding of methodological issues involved in comparative research in sociology, as well as more detailed understanding of the role of comparative approaches in a range of different topics
2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of appropriate methods for cross-national, within ¿society and historical comparisons
3. Demonstrate general intellectual skills such as critical evaluation of the strength of comparative empirical research, and making simple analyses of quantitative and qualitative data.
This course introduces students to the debates and methods involved in comparative sociology, both in terms of comparing between societies but also comparing different factors within the same society. Like T&P, the specific course content will vary from year to year, but will focus on topics such as comparing educational and political systems, regulatory approaches (e.g. in drugs), employment practices (with regard to gender for e.g.) as well as within society comparisons between gender, class and ethnicity. These topics will be set within a context of methodological debates.
|Unseen Examination||Summer Term||50.00%|
|Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.|
|Essay||Spring Week 10||60.00%|
|Group Presentation||Summer Week 5 (10 minutes)||40.00%|
Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.
Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.
|Spring & Summer Terms||LECTURE||1 hour||111111111100|
|Spring & Summer Terms||SEMINAR||1 hour||111111111100|
|Summer Term||LECTURE||8 hours||000010000000|
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