Sociology in the broad sense is study of society. This interesting fieldexamines the social lives of people, group and societies. It studies how human behaviour is linked to various social structures and social categories. Sociology involves studying diverse subjectmatters rangingfrom family life to organizations, from poverty to wealth, from organised crime to education and diversity in race to beliefs in common cultures. Sociology program provides critical understanding of how groups, organizations, societies and social processes constrain and influence human behaviour.
Many professional sociologists today choose a career in teaching or research. They are several other employment opportunities that are growing both in number and significance. Some sociologists work closely with anthropologists, psychologists, economists, political scientists and socialworkers.
Sociology covers a very wide range of topics, so every department offers a different variation on the subject. Students of sociology normally follow courses which offer a choice of specialisations.
First Year Module
First year subjects introduce key concepts, theories and debates in sociology and social policy. Core module may include The Sociology of Everyday Life,Sociological Imagination Seminars, Understanding Inequality,Social Divisions Seminars, Introduction to Social Research, Welfare Politics and the State, Social Policy and Social Problems Seminars, Classic Social Theory. Optional module may include Gender, Sexuality and Society, Understanding Crime,Globalisation and World Cultures and Science, Technology and Society.
Second Year Modules
Second year modules mainly aim to promote critical thinking and reasoning with special emphasis ondeveloping research skills.
Core modules may include Doing Quantitative Sociological Research and Sociological Theory and Analysis
Optional modules may include Varieties of Welfare,Race and Racism, Sociology of the Family, Social Policy in Global Context, Government of Life and Death, Crime and Deviance, Social Policy and Criminology, Internet and Society, Leisure, Sport and Society, Food, Culture and Society, Media Studies and Work and Labour
Third Year Modules
In third year students will have to write a dissertation in Sociology.
Optional modulesLearning Disability Policy and Practice, Ageing and Society, Children and Youth within Developing Societies, Men, Masculinities and Gender Relations, Sociology of the New Genetics, Business and Society, Explorations in Contemporary Social Change, Sociology of Surveillance, Worlds of Work ,Belief in the Modern World etc.
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