Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Field and Case Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)
Dr Charles Masquelier (Lecturer)
|Available via distance learning|
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.