Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
The module aims to provide students with a sociological appreciation of how
their subject can be applied to the ‘real world’ in a range of relevant
contexts. Students will gain in-class and practical experience of applying
relevant theory to real life problems and issues. The module also considers
the roles that sociologists can play in academic and other environments.
Students will also reflect upon the relationship between their subject,
their communities, their employability and career goals. This module will
draw on a range of guest speakers and visits to ‘real world’ organisations
Application of Sociological theory to issues of inequality and social
exclusion and to the work of community organisations
Historical and present-day changes in patterns of work, including the
impact of globalisation
The role played by volunteering and citizenship in contemporary UK society
and the limits of these
The ways in which Sociology can be used to solve ‘real world’ issues in
academic and other contexts.
A student passing this module should be able to:
1. Examine the role that Sociological theory plays in understanding ‘real world’ issues
2. Evaluate the ways in which intersectional issues such as class, gender, ethnicity and disability influence patterns of inequality
3. Apply Sociological theory to their own experiences of work and/or volunteering
4. Examine the roles that Sociologists can play in their own community/ies
5. Evaluate their career plan and reflect on how to develop relevant skills
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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