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Unit convenor and teaching staff
130cp at 1000 level or above
Change, some people say, is the only constant in life. This unit provides essential skills and knowledge that enable you to understand trends, patterns and puzzles in contemporary societies. You will explore a variety of topics such as work, identity, relationship, politics, diversity and the private sphere. The unit has a strong focus on practical applications and prepares students to make sense of major social developments, which shape our lives and the world we live in.
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The aim of this assessment task is for you to show your ability to apply the perspectives and concepts we have discussed to a "real-life" issue.
a) pick a sociological concept or approach from one of the weeks and define it clearly.
b) pick and briefly describe a social issue you would like to interpret and analyse.
c) interpret and analyse (b) with (a)
Your example can be sourced from a novel, an article, a video clip, film, etc. The most important point is relevance and a clear connection between the example and the sociological perspective you have chosen.
On the basis of the provided course contents students are expected to actively engage in class discussions with each other including group work.
The aim of this assessment task is threefold: (1) to gauge your comprehension of the perspectives and concepts covered thus far; (2) to get you to think about connecting theoretical material to contemporary social issues; (3) to prepare you for your final assessment task.
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