Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
The aim of this module is to introduce you to a range of theoretical and practical issues faced by sociologists and anthropologists as they attempt to engage with and understand their human research subjects. Through a focus on a broad range of anthropological and sociological texts, the module aims to teach you how to research the social world. As a result, this module will equip you with analytical skills required for developing your own anthropological and sociological imagination.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. demonstrate a basic knowledge of a range of key methodological approaches and theoretical orientations in anthropology and sociology|
2. demonstrate a basic knowledge of the ways in which social and historical context has influenced the process of social research;
3. evaluate the research strategies and theoretical approaches employed by a selection of established sociologists and anthropologists;
|Discipline-Specific Skills||4. Evaluate at a basic level a range of social scientific arguments, methods of data collection and analysis of data|
5. describe at a basic level a range of key concepts, theories and methods of anthropological/sociological analysis;
6. describe at a basic level some of the ways in which anthropological/sociological knowledge can be applied;
7. demonstrate a basic ability to evaluate your own cultural assumptions and those of a range of established social researchers;
|Personal and Key Skills||8. plan and execute work independently, within supportive guidelines, to achieve acceptable outcomes;|
9. discuss ideas and interpretations with others in a clear and reasoned way;
10. Demonstrate the capacity for structured argumentation both in writing and orally.