Undergraduate Module Descriptor


SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Fields and Case Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Charles Masquelier (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This course introduces you to the subject matter of sociology by looking at a diverse range of research areas. In the manner of case studies we will consider the transitions from modernity into the present. We will ask to what extent these transitions and transformations are reflected in those cases, to what extent traditional and modernist structures and norms are resilient, and what these cases could tell us about the nature of contemporary society. Also, the different topics may serve as problematising mini-introductions to the respective specialist sociologies.

Module created

01/10/2003

Last revised

06/12/16