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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Field and Case Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

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.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. 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 Skills3. 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 Skills5. 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.