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Sociology BA Honours

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Course content
You will gain a thorough grounding in the major concepts and themes in contemporary fundamentals of sociology (the founding discipline of the social sciences). Focused on aspects of society through a global and historical context, you will develop your sociological knowledge and expertise. You will also choose from modules in your second and third year which focus in depth on specific areas of enquiry, such as Race, Ethnicity and Nation; and Media and Society. You will also select a research topic for your final year dissertation, based on your interests.

Modules

Year 1

  • Understanding Contemporary Society: Issues and Debates (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Thinking Sociologically (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Doing Things Together: Exploring Social Practices (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Skills and Methods (30 credits) – Compulsory

Year 2

  • Approaches to Research in the Social Sciences (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • Contemporary Social Theory (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • State, Society and Globalisation (30 credits) – Compulsory
  • A sociology of Popular Culture (30 credits) – Compulsory

Year 3

  • Sociology Dissertation (30 credits) – Compulsory

Year 3 optional modules – choose three modules from the following:

  • Media, Communication, Society (30 credits) – Optional
  • Violence and Society (30 credits) – Optional
  • Social Movements, Conflict and Change (30 credits) – Optional
  • Gender, Sexuality and Society (30 credits) – Optional
  • Migration and Citizenship (30 Credits) – Optional
  • Demography and Ageing Society (30 Credits) – Optional
  • The Family in Islam and Muslim Societies(30 Credits) – Optional
  • Integrated Learning and Work Placement (30 credits) – Optional