Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Themes and Perspectives in Sociology I

Module L3068

Module details for 2016/17.

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 modules 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.

ObservationAutumn Semester0.00%

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
Autumn SemesterLecture1 hour111110111111
Autumn SemesterSeminar1 hour111110111111

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Dr Kathryn Telling

Convenor, Assess convenor

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