Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1008: Imagining Social Worlds: Artefacts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Aims

Utilising a selection of cultural artefacts as examples, the module aims to introduce you to the problem of formulating a distinctively sociological research question. You will investigate artefacts in class, in small teams and on your own in order to develop your anthropological/sociological imagination.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate ability to interpret a variety of cultural artefacts;
2. understand how to conceptualise them anthropologically and/or sociologically;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. evaluate anthropological and sociological arguments and methods of analysis and presentation;
4. link everyday social interactions to a wider social developments;
Personal and Key Skills5. approach unfamiliar problems from a variety of perspectives;
6. produce reports that are informed by a variety of sources, both individually and as a team.