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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI1004: Social Problems

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

The main aim of this module is to introduce you to the main areas, concepts and approaches in the social sciences. You will learn how to measure social phenomena and how to analyse important social problems using empirical data. You will also gain an understanding of the substantive areas where social data analytic skills can be applied.

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. Identify some of the major social problems in contemporary societies.
2. Discuss social problems using academic evidence from the social sciences.
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Recognise the main concepts and methods in the social sciences.
4. Know about some sources of empirical data for social sciences.
Personal and Key Skills5. Write clearly and in a structured way about social sciences using academic language.
6. Prepare and record presentations using specialised software.