Critical Reading and Writing for Sociologists (L4071)

15 credits, Level 4

Autumn teaching

This module is designed to give you a chance to practice and reflect on approaches to reading and writing that will give you an excellent foundation for the rest of your sociology degree. You will read a selection of contemporary sociological work, published in books, engaging in critical discussion with your peers. You will then draft a short review of one book, commenting on the conclusions drawn in relation to the methodology and data presented. You will be given detailed feedback on both the writing style and academic content of at least one draft on this review before making the final submission.


100%: Practical (Workshop)


30%: Practical (Professional log)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is 150 hours of work. This breaks down into 20 hours of contact time and 130 hours of independent study.

This module is running in the academic year 2019/20. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.