Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2050: Knowing the Social World
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
The module draws theory and empirical work together in ways that help us to understand the social world. In this module we will explore a variety of approaches to social research and gain hands-on experience with some of the techniques these sources have employed. The aim is to equip you with key life skills that are applicable in the workplace and in daily life – for example, evaluating the veracity of accounts and claims, judging situations, and learning about people and their ways.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate knowledge of various methodological approaches to sociological research;|
2. demonstrate an understanding of the advantages and limitations of those approaches;
3. evaluate critically empirical social research;
4. use and evaluate critically techniques of sociological research;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||5. use methodological knowledge and awareness of techniques to assess critically empirical claims in different areas of sociology;|
6. demonstrate an understanding of the interrelations between empirical research and sociological theory;
|Personal and Key Skills||7. assess critically research-based claims in public discourse;|
8. communicate effectively in written and verbal form.