Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1019: Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)
Dr Eric Lybeck (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
This module complements the first year modules (such as SOC1018, SOC1020, SOC1028 and SOC1035) in that it concentrates primarily on the subject matter of sociology. It encourages you to develop a critical understanding of the rise and transformation of modern societies from the 18th century to the present day, with a particular focus on the last three decades. The module attempts to provide answers to the following questions: What makes a society modern? What are the characteristics of contemporary societies? What are some of the key political, economic, social and cultural issues in the Western world today?
No prior knowledge of sociological perspectives is necessary. This module is suitable for both specialist and non-specialist students and its interdisciplinary outlook will appeal to students in social sciences and humanities.