LIVING SOCIOLOGY - 2022/3
Module code: SOC1053
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This module provides an introduction to sociology in action. Students will gain a practical understanding of the role of sociology by applying their sociological imagination to the local area as well as learning about local voluntary groups. The activities are design to enhance group dynamics and to contribute to employability.
HARMAN Vicki (Sociology)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: L300
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 106
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 11
Guided Learning: 11
Captured Content: 11
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Introduction to the module, the assessments and learning outcomes
Urban sociology and approaches to studying community life
What do we already know about the local area? Exploring demographic data, historical features and selected individual biographies.
An introduction to the history of Guildford and its amenities
Group visit, blog task and reflections
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||VISIT PROPOSAL FORM||10|
|Coursework||800 WORD BLOG ENTRY||40|
|Coursework||1000 WORD REFLEXIVE LOG||50|
1. 1 x visit proposal form (10% of mark, marked as a group)
2. 1 x 800 word blog entry on a local landmark (40% of mark, marked as a group)
3. 1 x 1000 word reflexive log reflecting on the learning across the module around the process of working in groups to write the blog (50% of module, marked individually)
Full guidance on these assessments will be provided in class.
- To encourage students to discuss community, space and culture in relation to the local area
- To provide students with demographic and historical context about life in the local area
- To provide an insight into comparisons and connections between the local area and other locations
- To provide an introduction to urban sociology
- To provide insight into local charities, amenities and opportunities for volunteering
|001||Students will have worked in groups to select and visit a local landmark||PT|
|002||Students will have worked in small groups to prepare a blog presenting information about their chosen location for potential visitors with relevant URL links||P|
|003||Students will demonstrate knowledge about some of the contemporary issues facing local areas today||K|
|004||Students will have considered features of the local area in relation to local and global towns and cities||C|
|005||Students will have reflected on their experience of participating in the group tasks||CT|
|006||Students will have reflected on the role of local voluntary organisations and the relationship between academic study, community life and voluntary action|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
This module will include lectures, discussions, group work and a visit to the local area.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Sociology BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2022/3 academic year.