Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Classical Sociological Theory

Module L4053A

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 5

Module Outline

The aim of this module is to provide a reasonably comprehensive introduction to classical sociological theories and theorists and issues arising from their work. We will cover classical sociological theory from its origins in the Enlightenment period to the post World War II period. The module is concerned with these broad movements of thought with a focus on specific theorists and a close reading of extracts from classic texts. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of the work of major classical sociological theorists.

Module learning outcomes

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key topics and debates in classical sociological theory

Demonstrate an understanding of the history of sociology as a theoretical discipline

Critically evaluate competing theoretical perspectives in writing

TypeTimingWeighting
Coursework50.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayXvac Week 1 100.00%
Unseen ExaminationSemester 1 Assessment50.00%
Timing

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

Weighting

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

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterSeminar2 hours111110111111

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Prof Gerard Delanty

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/101974

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