Key Concepts: Advanced Social Theory
This information is for the 2020/21 session.
Dr Monika Krause STC S207 and Dr Sarah Salem STC S218
This course is compulsory on the BSc in Language, Culture and Society, BSc in Social Policy and Sociology and BSc 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 theoretical and analytical texts. Students will engage with advanced concepts in sociological thought, and will explore the connections between theoretical arguments and the practice of social enquiry and analysis. Students will read a combination of social theory texts in a range of traditions as well as contemporary research studies.
This course is delivered through a combination of lectures, online materials and classes totalling a minimum of 40 hours across MT and LT, with a revision session in ST.
Reading Weeks: Students on this course will have a reading week in MT Week 6 and LT Week 6, in line with departmental policy.
One coursework submission each term is a course requirement.
There is no set textbook for this course - each week's teaching is based on the critical reading of key texts.
Exam (50%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.
Essay (50%, 3500 words) in the LT.
An electronic copy of the assessed essay, to be uploaded to Moodle, no later than 4.00pm on the fourth Thursday of Lent Term.
Attendance at all classes and submission of all set coursework is required.
Student performance results
(2017/18 - 2019/20 combined)
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Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 40
Average class size 2019/20: 14
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
- Team working