Sociology and Criminology

Class, Culture & Conflict: A View from The Inside

Module code: L4112A
Level 5
15 credits in autumn semester
Teaching method: Lecture, Seminar
Assessment modes: Coursework

This module explores key contemporary social issues in relation to social class within the UK with sensitivity. From the Essex girl to Kate Middleton; from Celebrities private estates to living on a council estate; from hunger pains to the hunger for social mobility these are just some of the themes and issues explored. Throughout the module, sociological focus and attention is paid to the minutiae of everyday life. The scholarship of (once?) working-class academics is foregrounded and in recognition that credible knowledge is not confined to the ivory tower working-class authors, artists and activist are drawn upon as credible knowledge sources.

Module learning outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sociological perspectives on the sociology of social class
  • Explore debates and substantive issues pertaining to the sociology of social class
  • Explore debates and substantive issues pertaining to the sociology of social class
  • Make appropriate use of empirical data and theoretical work (and where possible and relevant, personal experiences), to produce coherent and detailed written work for an academic audience on a topic pertaining to the sociology of social class