SO201GC      Half Unit
Key Concepts: Advanced Social Theory (Spring Semester)

This information is for the 2020/21 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Monika Krause STC S207

Dr Sara Salem STC218


This course is available with permission to General Course ‘Spring Semester’ students.

Course content

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 20 hours in LT, with a revision session in ST.

Reading Weeks: Students on this course will have a reading week in LT Week 6, in line with departmental policy.

Formative coursework

One coursework submission in Lent Term is a course requirement.

Indicative reading

There is no set textbook for this course - each week's teaching is based on the critical reading of key texts.


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the summer exam period.

Attendance at all classes and submission of all set coursework is required.

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.

Key facts

Department: Sociology

Total students 2019/20: Unavailable

Average class size 2019/20: Unavailable

Capped 2019/20: No

Value: Half Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

Personal development skills

  • Self-management
  • Team working
  • Communication