School of Law, Politics and Sociology

Themes & Perspectives II (L3069)

Themes and Perspectives in Sociology II

Module L3069

Module details for 2015/16.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

Modern sociology developed in the nineteenth century in tandem with the rise of industrial capitalist society. It had a number of key concerns which reflected changes in, and the structure of, society at the time. These concerns have continued to preoccupy sociologists though in the context of contemporary societies, which have redefined key categories and experiences. This module looks at such themes and at sociological perspectives on them as they have developed in both classical and contemporary forms of the discipline.

Module learning outcomes

Have a broad understanding of main themes in sociology and key perspectives and evidence pertaining to them.

Understand key issues and to develop a critical perspective on them based on theoretical argument and evidence.

Be able to develop more focused and developed understandings and assessments of specific, selected issues and themes.

Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT2 Week 12 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationEnd of Year Assessment50.00%

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.


Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111110
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111110

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

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