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

What’s class got to do with it?

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 – we explore contemporary social issues in relation to class in the UK.

During this module, you will:

  • pay particular sociological focus and attention to the minutiae of everyday life
  • cast your own sociological imagination upon the ways in which social class is lived and experienced in contemporary austerity Britain
  • turn an auto-ethnographic lens upon your own social positioning.

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
  • 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