Doing Cultural Sociology

University of Glasgow

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Doing Cultural Sociology

  • Host University

    University of Glasgow

  • Location

    Glasgow, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Anthropology, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Average grade of C in Sociology 2A and Sociology 2B as a first attempt.

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • Scotcat Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Short Description
     
    the principal aims of the module are to:
    ? Help you recognize, critically assess, and develop the particular skills appropriate to the sociological investigation of culture;
    ? Encourage you to adopt an approach to cultural sociology as an active practice rather than a theoretical exercise.
    ? Allow you to enhance your transferable and inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, time management, individual and group research work, and critical appraisal of social issues.
    ? Enable you to develop a wide range of skills that will meet the demands of the modern labour market.
     
    This module forms part of the Department?s Honours programme and its aims embody the intentions of that programme. The key aim is to build on some of the central themes of courses on Levels 1 and 2, in particular the introduction to the sociological and anthropological understandings and methodologies provided in those contexts. Thus the principal aims of the module are to:
     
    Course Aims
     
    • Help you recognize, critically assess, and develop the particular skills appropriate to the sociological investigation of culture;
    • Encourage you to adopt an approach to cultural sociology as an active practice rather than a theoretical exercise.
    • Allow you to enhance your transferable and inter-personal skills, particularly in communication, time management, individual and group research work, and critical appraisal of social issues.
    • Enable you to develop a wide range of skills that will meet the demands of the modern labour market.
     
    Intended Outcomes
     
    By the end of this course students will be able to:
    • Demonstrate an understanding of the kinds of question and approach which distinguish the sociological engagement with culture;
    • Show the ways in which this approach is distinct from everyday practices of cultural consumption;
    • Demonstrate your research skills by developing an extended project
     
    Assessment
     
    One 4,000 word essay on a research topic to be chosen by the student and approved by the course lecturer.
     

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