Joint-honours information for 2016 entry

Making the Familiar Strange

Module L4072

Module details for 2016/17.

15 credits

FHEQ Level 4

Module Outline

'Making the Familiar Strange' is predicated on the question how do sociologists do sociology? The module introduces students to epistemological and methodological issues in sociology. From an engagement with epistemology, methodological questions arise and these will be addressed - largely demonstrated through examples.

Students will be introduced to particular epistemological approaches and then asked to reflect on worked examples of these. This is done by counterpoising a classic sociological studies with a contemporary examples - similarities and differences in epistemological and methodological approaches are critically examined.

It is intended that the examples will open up space for discussion about appropriate ways of understanding social phenomena with particular ontological and epistemological frames

Module learning outcomes

Identify major methods of data collection in some sociological work

Be able to relate research outcomes to the research process

Evaluate the appropriateness of different methodologies

Present sociological material to a group, working with others

TypeTimingWeighting
Unseen ExaminationSemester 2 Assessment50.00%
Coursework50.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
Group PresentationT2 Week 11 (10 minutes)100.00%
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
Spring SemesterLecture1 hour111111111110
Spring SemesterSeminar1 hour111111111111

How to read the week pattern

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

Mrs Linda Cooper

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/118572

Dr Jamie Barnes

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/239159

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