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On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following:
This module allows students to demonstrate an understanding of social structures and how they shape and influence social interactions; to distinguish different sociological perspectives, and be able to specify the theoretical components, key theorists and historical settings of each perspective; to examine and evaluate alternative sociological perspectives and opinions while challenging established as well as personal assumptions about social issues and to develop analytical and interpretive skills through writing and other fora of public discussion.
This module facilitates student to demonstrate comparative understanding of classical sociological concepts and theories and those of the present day; to demonstrate an ability to apply sociological concepts and categories, on the broad scale such as gender and class, and on the small scale, such as style or material culture; to explain the role of technology in contemporary global culture and to demonstrate an ability to present ideas and arguments through appropriate media.
This module enables student to analyse contemporary trends in global society through the use of current social theory, contemporary global inequalities through the use of appropriate contemporary social theories; to evaluate debates about global society within the framework of globalisation and to critically appraise the usefulness of conceptual frameworks in understanding global societal issues.
In this module students will be able to discuss political, cultural and social issue in relation to the topic of everyday life; to understand how theory and policy are interlinked for the understanding and explanation of everyday life; to be critically aware of the theoretical and policy debates concerning everyday life and to communicate and argue effectively in both oral and written forms.
Demonstrate an understanding of the historical development of modern sport, the modern state and nationalism; question and evaluate a number of issues in contemporary sport in the context of 'hallmark' ('mega') events, utilising a variety of approaches; demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between sport, politics, culture and society; and conduct an investigation and offer analysis of sport in a social setting.
Demonstrate the ability to apply, in the workplace, knowledge and skills gained from the academic study of Criminology or Sociology; reflect on and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses across a range of key employability skills apply employability skills and produce written evaluations of professional and academic employability experience as part of a team.
Understand the meaning of childhood and how that understanding has changed over generations. Engage in critically exploring historical and cultural perspectives of childhood, appraise social change and critically analyse major challenges to children's lives.
Put into practice research skills acquired at previous levels; assess critically academic sources relevant to a self-prescribed research topic to help inform and frame a hypothesis; demonstrate the ability to work professionally as a researcher, and reflect effectively and critically on their personal development of such research skills and to complete a sustained piece of research which is then written up in a coherent, logical, well argued manner and is presented with appropriate well designed statistical data, ancillary material and supported by full scholarly academic apparatus.
Other requirements: For the old GCSE system we require grade C or above and for the new GCSE grading system we will accept grade 4 or higher in both English Language and Maths.
Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2017-18. Part-time tuition fees would be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years. Find out more
Tuition fees cost £11,250 per year for this course starting in 2017-18. Part-time study is not available for international students on a Tier 4 Student Visa. Find out more
My name is Dr Paul Salisbury and I currently lead the BA (Hons) Sociology. I have a background in the social sciences, and in particular, how sociology helps explain modern cultural issues. My main research interest is in the sociology of sport. I teach core and optional modules throughout the degree course.
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Our BA (Hons) Sociology degree course is Leeds Trinity’s exciting new area of provision. The course aims to deepen your understanding of the subject and develop your employability skills which is central to our University’s ethos.
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