Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1048: Social Analysis I
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
You will learn about the significance and fecundity of basic theoretical ideas and principles for thinking about and investigating the social world sociologically and social scientifically. In addition to attaining a basic familiarity and understanding of the core ideas in classical social theory, the module aims to demonstrate and promote further reflection on their continuing relevance both to the foundations of the social sciences and to our lives and the wider world in which we live.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. explain and illustrate different modes of social analysis and their concomitant theoretical / conceptual frameworks;|
2. exhibit awareness of the historical, social and political origins of classical social theory and modern society;
3. Think critically about social, psychological and personal issues and develop your social imagination;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. reason and construct written arguments in a sociological manner;|
5. use evidence, analysis and argument in a sociological manner;
6. read classic and contemporary textual material both in terms of historical situatedness and wider significance to the discipline;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. formulate and discuss core theoretical ideas and apply them to various social issues; and|
8. challenge 'common sense' assumptions about individual and social reality;
9. demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.