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.
They will explore sociology as a public discipline that can be used in the service of the local community and in organisations outside academia. The module includes guest speakers from the local community and work conducted in partnership with outside organisations to develop a project based on their needs and priorities. Students will also reflect upon the relationship between their subject, their communities, their employability and career goals.
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 sociology can function as a public discipline which offers value outside of academia.
3. Apply sociological knowledge to the planning and conduct of work with outside organisations.
4. Evaluate their own career plans and reflect on how to develop relevant skills and experience.
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.
Course maps and module descriptors from previous years can be found in the Course Resources Archive.