Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Field and Case Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
This module is designed to complement the stage one modules that are concerned with theoretical and/or methodological approaches to sociology. Introducing specialist fields in sociology by connecting them to general developments is intended to further develop a critical understanding of the transformation of modern societies to the present day, with a particular focus on the last three decades.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the specific fields within the sociology of contemporary society that are the subject matter of this module;|
2. demonstrate analytical understanding approaching diverse and distinct developments in contemporary society;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. demonstrate the ability to relate a body of Sociological knowledge to a specific context;|
4. think clearly and argue logically about contemporary societies; expressing sociological ideas both orally and in writing;
|Personal and Key Skills||5. demonstrate the ability to undertake independent study; and|
6. demonstrate the ability to select appropriately from a range of suggested material and to present key arguments clearly.