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Index of courses 2014-15

Please see below for information about the courses we are offering in the Department of Sociology in the 2014-15 academic year . 

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).

Core courses and optional courses: each programme offers certain courses which are compulsory for students on that programme, called core courses (see the Graduate and Undergraduate programme pages for information about the programmes we offer).  You will be automatically enrolled for these.  For optional courses, you will need to apply for a place in any class you wish to join using LSE for You and submit a reason for wanting to join that class.  The course convenor will then decide who to accept (but see below).

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, 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|

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

SO201 Sociological Analysis|

SO203 Political Sociology| CAPPED

SO208 Gender and Society| CAPPED

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control| CAPPED

SO211 Sociology of Health and Medicine NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

SO212 Work, Management and Globalisation NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

SO221 Researching London: An Introduction to Social Research Methods
SO224 The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity| CAPPED

SO230 Digital Technology, Speed and Culture| CAPPED

SO302 The Sociological Project|

SO308 Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family|

Postgraduate courses

Taught master's students:

SO401 Social Research Methods|

SO407 Politics and Society|

SO420 Globalisation: Economy, Politics and Power NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

SO424 Approaches to Human Rights| CAPPED

SO425 Regulation, Risk and Economic Life| CAPPED

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

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

SO430 Economic Sociology| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO433 Cultural Theory NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

SO434 Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms| CAPPED

SO438 Sociology of Employment I: Social Relations at Work NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

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

SO447 - see SO482

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

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

SO457 Political Reconciliation| (1/2 unit, Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

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

SO463 Contemporary Social Thought| CAPPED

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

SO466 Race and Biopolitics NOT AVAILABLE 2014-15

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

SO469 Risk and Governance: A Sociological Approach| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED 

SO470 The Sociology of Markets| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO471 Technology, Culture and Power| (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO473 Crime, Control and the City| (I/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO475 Material Culture and Design| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO476 Researching Migration| (MSc International Migration and Public Policy students only)

SO477 Urban Social Theory| (I/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO479 Human Rights and Postcolonial Theory| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO480 Urban Inequalities| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO481 Class, Politics and Culture| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO482 Topics in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies| (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO499 Dissertation|

Research students:

SO500 Research Class for MPhil Students|

SO501 Research Students' Seminar
SO511 Research Seminar in Political Sociology|


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