Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1048: Social Analysis I

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


NQF Level 4
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Sally Atkinson ()





Available via distance learning


The module introduces you to a range of sociologically significant phenomena and the ways in which sociologists have sought to research them. More specifically, it will introduce you to the kind of theoretical perspectives, methods and conceptual tools sociologists have used, along with the issues they have raised, in their research of those phenomena. As such, both theoretical and empirical sociological work will be explored to understand the kind of questions sociologists ask, as well as the answers they provide, in their analysis of the social world. Throughout the module, we will engage with the work of classical sociologists and look at how the issues they have raised and concepts they have devised inform contemporary sociological research. 

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