Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals 2: Sociology (SCIL08011)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||The course is compulsory and exclusively for students taking Sociology degrees and those studying Sustainable Development with Sociology as their main degree subject. It has two overall aims:
First, to build on the year 1 Fundamentals course in the following respects:
-Continue to develop familiarity and a sense of community among students taking the above degree programmes
-Continue to develop the sociological study skills introduced in year 1
-Continue to encourage students to take enjoyment in their sociological skills and knowledge and to apply these to the world beyond the classroom.
Second, to parallel and support students learning in the new courses Sociology 2a and 2b, specifically through a general focus on concepts and theory in semester 1 and research and evidence in semester 2.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| Students MUST be in year 2 of a Sociology degree programme (single or combined honours) or Sustainable Development with Sociology as their main subject. Students taking degree programmes in other subjects may not take this course.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment is based on continuous engagement and maintenance of a sociological blog. Awards are made on a pass/fail basis. You MUST pass the course to proceed to the next year of study.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Develop an understanding of the role of theory and research in Sociology
- Be able to engage with sociological theories and concepts and explain how they apply to everyday life
- Develop an understanding and critique of sociologically-relevant statistical data in academic and non-academic sources
- Develop skills and confidence in presenting sociological ideas and evidence in written and oral form
- Improve skills and confidence in working as part of a group or team
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Niamh Moore
Tel: (0131 6)50 8260
|Course secretary||Miss Joanne Blair
Tel: (0131 6)50 4457