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Index of courses 2017-18

Please note that the list of courses we are offering for 2017-18 will be linked to the School's course guides as soon as they are live.

Please see below for information about the courses we are offering in the Department of Sociology in the 2017-18 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.  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 should 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 Social Theory

SO102 Statistics in Society

SO110 Power, Inequality and Difference: Contemporary Themes in Sociology

SO201 Key Issues in Sociological Analysis

SO203 Political Sociology CAPPED

SO208 Gender and Society

SO210 Crime, Deviance and Control

SO221 Researching London: Methods for Social Research

SO224 The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity CAPPED

SO231 Knowledge, Power and Social Change (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO232 Sociology of Health and Illness (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO233 Reactionary Radicalism: Populism and Authoritarianism in the 21st Century (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO302 The Sociological Dissertation

SO308 Personal Life, Intimacy and the Family CAPPED

SO309 Atrocity and Justice (1/2 unit Lent Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO310 The Sociology of Elites (1/2 unit Lent Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO311 Law and Violence (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO312 Work, Inequality and Society (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO313 Material Culture and Everyday Life (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

Postgraduate courses

Taught master's students:

SO407 Politics and Society

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)

SO430 Economic Sociology (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO434 Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms CAPPED

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

SO449 Independent Project - MSc CDSS Dissertation Course (MSc City Design students only)

SO451 Cities by Design (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO454 Families and Inequalities (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO457 Political Reconciliation (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO458 Gender and Societies (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

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

SO468 International Migration (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

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

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

SO471 Technology, Culture and Power (1/2 unit Lent Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO473 Crime, Control and the City (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

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

SO476 Researching Migration - MSc IMPP Dissertation Course (MSc International Migration and Public Policy students only)

SO477 Urban Social Theory (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) CAPPED

SO478 Social Scientific Analysis of Inequalities (MSc Inequalities and Social Science students only)

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)

SO482 Topics in Race, Ethnicity and Postcolonial Studies (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term) NOT AVAILABLE 2017-18

SO483 Social Change Organisations (1/2 unit Lent Term) CAPPED

SO489 Family and Migration (1/2 unit Lent Term)

SO490 Contemporary Social Thought (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term)

SO491 Quantitative Social Research Methods (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term)

SO492 Qualitative Social Research Methods (1/2 unit Michaelmas Term)

SO493 MSc in Culture and Society Dissertation (MSc Culture and Society students only)

SO494 MSc in Political Sociology Dissertation (MSc Political Sociology students only)

SO495 MSc in Economy, Risk and Society Dissertation (MSc Economy, Risk and Society students only)

SO496 MSc in Human Rights Dissertation (MSc Human Rights students only)

SO497 MSc in Social Inequalities Dissertation (MSc Inequalities and Social Science students only)

SO499 MSc in Sociology Dissertation (MSc Sociology students only)

Research students

SO500 Research Class for MPhil Students

SO501 Data Analysis Workshop

SO505 Becoming a Professional Sociologist

SO511 Research Seminar in Political Sociology


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