Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1037: Introduction to Social Analysis: Classical Social Theory
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
1. Introduction: Modernity: The age of revolution and Enlightenment.
2-4. Durkheim: The reality of social facts; The origin & development of modern society; Theory of Suicide and anomie.
5-7. Marx: Dialectic, ideology, and science; Historical materialism; Alienation and exploitation.
8-10. Weber: Science, value and meaning; The spirit of capitalism and rationality; Ideal types, value-neutrality and Verstehen.
11. Marx, Weber and Durkheim: The theoretical legacy.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||22||11 x two hours weekly lectures. Lectures provide students with a broad overview of types and ways of social analysis; they cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the issues discussed in tutorials.|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||5||5 x fortnightly 1 hour tutorials. A specific reading is assigned, and students are provided with a list of key issues to identify and discuss for each tutorial. Texts are carefully chosen as classic exemplars of the core course themes.|
|Guided Independent study||33||Course readings|
|Guided Independent study||45||Preparation for essays, library, research|
|Guided Independent study||45||Exam revisions|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).