This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Dr Donald Slater S218A
This course is compulsory on the BSc in Social Policy and Sociology and BSc in Sociology. This course is available on the Diploma in Sociology. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.
This course engages key sociological issues through the critical reading of empirical research studies. The course explores the connections between theoretical arguments and the practice of social enquiry and analysis. Indicative topics include: culture, religion, bodies, risk, migration, nature, rights.
Blocks of lectures will focus on three different research texts within each theme.
10 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the MT. 10 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT.
Two coursework submissions each term are a course requirement.
Selected reading: There is no set textbook for this course - each week's teaching is based on the critical reading of key texts.
Essay (50%, 3500 words) in the LT.
Essay (50%, 3500 words) in the ST.
Two hard copies of each assessed essay, with submission sheets attached to each, to be handed in to the Administration Office, S219A, no later than 16:30 on the submission day. The first essay is due by the fourth Friday of Lent Term and the second essay is to due by the second Friday of Summer Term. An additional copy of each essay is to be uploaded to Moodle no later than 18:00 on the same day each essay is due.
Attendance at all classes and submission of all set coursework is required.
Student performance results
(2010/11 - 2012/13 combined)
|Classification||% of students|
Total students 2012/13: 33
Average class size 2012/13: 12
Value: One Unit
- Team working