THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Sociology 2: Transformations of Self and Society (U04280)
This course builds on Sociology 1 by examining some of the key processes underlying the formation and transformation of late modern societies. Patterns of social organisation and social division are studied, involving categories such as gender, work, ethnicity and risk. The sociological perspective is exemplified through topics which illustrate the connection between contemporary public issues and matters of personal and social identity.
? Pre-requisites : Passes in Sociology 1A and Sociology 1B With the permission of the Head of Sociology second year students may take this course and Sociology 1A and Sociology 1B concurrently
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 2nd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 3 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
First Class Information
All of the following classes
? Additional Class Information : Plus tutorials to be scheduled at beginning of course.
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to:
- construct a sociologically-informed argument, using appropriate evidence about contemporary society;
- give an account of the key processes of social change in modern societies;
- undertake the comparative analysis of major institutional areas or aspects of social life;
- place debates about matters of current social interest in a theoretical and comparative perspective
Tutorial participation (worth 10% of final mark). One essay of between 1500 and 2000 words in length (worth 40% of final mark). Degree examination of two hours, in which two questions must be answered (worth 50% of final mark).
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Katie Teague
Dr Stephen Kemp
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/