Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1049: Social Analysis II
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
You will be encouraged to develop both your own understanding of contemporary forms of social analysis and your capacity to engage critically with them, in such a way as to assess the relative relevance and usefulness of the various schools of thought for an analysis of some of key contemporary social issues and phenomena such as social order, inequalities, agency, inclusion and exclusion, marginalization, etc.
|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 developments influencing social analysis;
3. think about social, psychological, personal and cultural issues in a specifically sociological manner;
|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 discussions and apply them to various social issues; and |
8. challenge 'commonsense' assumptions about individual and social reality.