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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Sociology

Undergraduate Course: Social Theory (SCIL10018)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course is intended to provide a broad introduction to key concepts in social theory, such as ┬┐the social┬┐, critique and culture. These concepts will be presented and discussed starting from the examination of a number of key classical and contemporary texts. The course has 30 contact hours: in addition to the 2-hour lecture, there is a one hour tutorial devoted to detailed work with texts and the learning of conceptual skills needed to evaluate and/ or practise social theory.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students should have at least 2 social science courses (such as Sociology, Politics, Social Policy, Social Anthropology, etc) at grade B or above. We will only consider University/College level courses
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  113
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 20, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 9, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 167 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 25% short essay, 75% long essay
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students will be able to evaluate a range of key concepts and theoretical approaches within Sociology
  2. Students will be able to recognize the ways in which Sociology can be distinguished from other forms of understanding.
  3. Students will be able to evaluate the relationship between theorists' arguments and the way they use evidence to justify those arguments.
  4. Students will further develop their skills in making scholarly arguments, including accurate presentation of ideas and the ability to make coherent arguments.
  5. Students will be able to assess the relevance of theory to contemporary social issues.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Stephen Kemp
Tel: (0131 6)50 3978
Email: S.Kemp@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Ewen Miller
Tel: (0131 6)50 3925
Email: Ewen.Miller@ed.ac.uk
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