Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Fields and Case Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
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 there, to what extent traditional and modernist structures and norms are resilient, and to what extent the dynamics of these fields themselves contribute to the more general changes taking place. 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