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Index of courses 2013-14

Please see below for information about the courses offered in the Department of Sociology.  Each course listed below and on offer for the forthcoming year is linked to the approved course guide in the LSE Calendar|.

Students choose their courses using LSE for You (LFY), LSE's web-based self-service student administration system, once they have completed their admissions paperwork (undergraduates) or arrived and registered at LSE (postgraduates).  Please follow this link for more information about how to do this: Course choice|.

CAPPED COURSES: Numbers are limited to avoid overcrowding, so please note it may not be possible for everyone who applies to get a place on these courses. Some courses which are listed as options for your programme of study may be compulsory core courses for other programmes.  If they are capped they may only be able to offer a few places for students wishing to take them as optional courses, and possibly none, depending on how many people are taking them as core courses. 

We hope that you will be able to choose the options you are most interested in but we cannot guarantee that everyone will get their first choices. If you are not sure which options to choose you should talk to your academic advisor after you arrive at LSE.

1/2 UNIT:  This means the course runs for one term only (either Michaelmas Term, in the autumn, or Lent Term, in the spring).


Undergraduate courses

SO100 Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory
SO102 Statistics in Society| - NEW

SO110 Key Issues in Contemporary Societies: An Introduction to Contemporary Sociology|

SO201 Sociological Analysis
SO203 Political Sociology|

SO208 Gender and Society|

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control - not available 2013-14

SO211 Sociology of Health and Medicine|

SO212 Work, Management and Globalisation|

SO221 Researching London: An Introduction to Social Research Methods|

SO224 The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity|

SO230 Digital Technology, Speed and Culture| - NEW

SO302 The Sociological Project
SO307 Human Rights, Social Suffering and Justice - not available 2013-14

SO308 Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family| (capped course)

Postgraduate courses

Taught masters students:

SO401 Social Research Methods
SO407 Politics and Society|
SO420 Globalisation: Economy, Politics and Power| (1/2 unit)

SO424 Approaches to Human Rights| (capped course)

SO425 Regulation, Risk and Economic Life| (capped course)

SO426 Classical Social Thought| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term)

SO427 Modern Social Thought| (1/2 unit Lent Term)

SO430 Economic Sociology| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term)

SO433 Cultural Theory - not available 2013-14

SO434 Cultural Theory & Cultural Forms|

SO438 Sociology of Employment I: Social Relations at Work  - not available 2013/14

SO444 Qualitative Methods for Cultural Research| (1/2 unit Lent Term)

SO445 New Media, Development and Globalisation - not available 2013/14

SO447 Topics in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies - not available 2013/14

SO448 City Design Research Studio| (MSc City Design students only)

SO449 Independent Project| (MSc City Design students only)

SO451 Cities by Design| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term, capped course)

SO452 Urban Environment - not available 2013-14

SO454 Families in Contemporary Societies: A Life Course Perspective| (1/2 unit Lent Term)

SO457 Political Reconciliation| - (1/2 unit, capped course)

SO458 Gender and Societies| (1/2 unit for Michaelmas Term)

SO461 Racial Formations of Modernity -  not available 2013-14

SO463 Contemporary Social Thought| (capped course)

SO464 Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Colonial Societies - not available 2013-14

SO465 City-making: the Politics of Urban Form| (1/2 unit Lent Term, capped course)

SO466 Race and Biopolitics|  (1/2 unit)

SO467 Race, Ethnicity and Migration in Britain (post-1945) -  not available 2013-14

SO468 International Migration| (1/2 unit, Lent Term)

SO469 Risk and Governance: A Sociological Approach| (1/2 unit Lent Term, capped course)

SO470 The Sociology of Markets| (1/2 unit Lent Term, capped course)

SO471 Technology, Culture and Power| (1/2 unit Lent Term, capped course)

SO473 Crime, Control and the City - not available 2013-14

SO474 Bodies, Markets and Politicsnot available 2013-14

SO475 Material Culture and Designnot available 2013-14 

SO499 Dissertation|

Research students:

SO500 Research Class for MPhil Students|

SO501 Research Students' Seminar|

SO509 Research Seminar on Modern Theory|

SO511 Research Seminar in Political Sociology - not available 2013-14

SO521 Research Seminar on Cities and Space|


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