Social Sciences

Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Learn more about the modules study abroad students can take at the School of Social Sciences.

Module codeSI0036
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

To develop a critical understanding of major theories of human development and to be able to draw on these theories to describe and evaluate the influence of social relations such as attachment styles, parenting, peer collaboration, friendship groups, special educational needs, social identities, social inclusion, and how people learn in everyday and school contexts.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeSI0066
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

This module which build on the material taught on Key Ideas in Year 1 aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of social theory by guiding their engagement with key primary texts. Attention is paid to the historical context in which social theorists over the last century-and-a-half have been writing, and to the social changes that may have influenced the changing character of their ideas. Rival perspectives and arguments about the nature of contemporary society are explored, and the relevance of nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought to twenty-first-century modernity is assessed. Central to the module is an examination of sociological understandings of the relationship between self and society, and in the course of this examination theories of freedom, morality, social order, power, objectivity, truth, meaning and rationality will be analysed and discussed.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Class test: 3%
  • Class test: 3%
  • Class test: 4%
Module codeSI0067
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

To develop students’ knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills of critical enquiry regarding contemporary social policy in the UK.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 45%
  • Presentation: 15%
Module codeSI0072
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

Students will explore the impact of gender relations in public and private life, and evaluate the causes and effects of structural gender inequalities on personal experiences of gender. The module is organised around key themes: concepts of gender; femininities, masculinities & sexualities; contemporary cultural life, technologies, bodies and the environment. Each theme builds on a number of theoretical and conceptual aspects of sex/gender informed by liberal, radical, marxist/socialist, and postmodern perspectives, and by theories of identity, globalisation, modernisation and embodiment. The module draws on sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives and research.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Written assessment: 10%
Module codeSI0075
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20
  • To explore sociological accounts of how the contemporary division of labour is being restructured, (re)produced and experienced in developed economies;
  • To develop an understanding of the changing relationship between the global division of labour and social inequalities in the UK and US;
  • To examine social and economic inequalities in the contemporary workplace;
  • To provide a knowledge and understanding of the political economy of education, employment and income inequalities since the 1950s;
  • To explore different accounts of meritocracy, employment and economic life to enhance student understanding of inequalities and social justice;
  • To examine the distributional consequences of the division of labour for careers, employment and individual life-chances.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 60%
  • Written assessment: 40%
Module codeSI0141
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

This course will explore the construction, conceptualisation and status of contemporary ‘childhood’ in the UK from a range of academic disciplines and within a variety of contexts.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeSI0158
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

This module aims to enable students to become well-versed in theoretical approaches to globalisation. It will introduce students to a selected range of theories, covering political economy, sociological and cultural approaches. The aim is to provide the foundation for the application of these theories critically, in analysis of the relationships between global forces, the state, economy and civil society, at international, national regional and local levels. Specifically the course aims to:   introduce students to approaches towards globalisation;   consider the processes and outcomes of social change in nation states in the context of globalisation; and enable students to apply these approaches to a variety of specific societies and settings.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeSI0163
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

To consider some of the most recent developments in sociological thinking and explore the insight they give into the social, cultural and political characteristics of society.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeSI0164
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

The aim of the module is to enable students to develop a critical appreciation of power, culture and identity in contemporary society, institutions and everyday life.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 50%
  • Written assessment: 50%
Module codeSI0184
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

This module will provide a detailed overview of the study of crime and criminal justice by incorporating theoretical and policy issues relevant to gender, race, class and sexual orientation.  The module is intended for students seeking to gain knowledge of criminology, policing, prosecution and the courts, and the sanctioning of offenders.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 60%
Module codeSI0201
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

  • To build upon work undertaken by students in the level one module: Foundations of Contemporary Criminology.
  • To provide an in depth focus on criminological explanations and theoretical understandings of offending and victimisation.
  • To equip students with a critical awareness of the differing patterns of crimes and victimisation over time and space and explanations for such variety
  • To provide students with an understanding of victimology-centred theorising, and the relationship between victims, the offender and the criminal justice system.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 25%
  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 25%
Module codeSI0203
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

  • To provide students with a detailed overview of the development of state responses to crime.
  • To consider how penal responses have evolved in contemporary society, paying particular attention to imprisonment and probation practices; issues of reparation, reconciliation, re-integration and re-education; and specific areas of penal practice in how to deal with offenders ‘through the prison gate’ and after conviction;
  • To equip students with an understanding of the challenges involved in turning policy into practice;
  • To consider what the state responses to crime are likely to achieve, in light of what we already know “works”.

Assessment

  • Examination - spring semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 60%
Module codeSI0206
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

  • To develop knowledge of contemporary approaches and issues in respect of public policy
  • To develop understanding of the relations between politics, governance and public policy

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 60%
Module codeSI0220
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

  • To develop a wide ranging and critical understanding of equality and diversity issues within a variety of learning contexts (both compulsory and post-compulsory).
  • To draw on a range of critical perspectives to explore the interconnections between gender, race, class, disability, sexuality and educational, training and workplace based learning experiences and outcomes.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 40%
  • Written assessment: 60%
Module codeSI0232
LevelL6
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

This module aims to develop understanding of the psychology of individual differences (such as personality, self-concept, and intelligence) with particular attention to identity construction, subjectivity and intersubjectivity in contexts of modernity and social change.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 50%
  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
Module codeSI0234
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

MODULE AIM(S)

This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of sociological approaches to the study of education, drawing on a range of scales and contexts. It explores ‘big ideas’ in the sociology of education, such as inequality, power, and identity and helps students to apply them to contemporary educational issues and debates.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Written assessment: 40%
  • Portfolio: 20%
Module codeSI0235
LevelL5
SemesterDouble Semester
Cerdits20

This module aims to introduce students to debates in the sociology of migration, ‘race’ (hereafter race) and ethnicity focusing primarily on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in Britain. It examines competing theoretical explanations of the ways in which international migration, assimilation, integration, ‘race’/ethnic relations are constructed. It also examines the social, political and historical conditions under which racial / ethnic hierarchies and boundaries emerge and how they are reproduced over time and why they continue to be central to the organization of contemporary societies.

Assessment

  • Examination - autumn semester: 50%
  • Presentation: 15%
  • Written assessment: 35%
Module codeSI0914
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module which build on the material taught on Key Ideas in Year 1 aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of social theory by guiding their engagement with key primary texts. Attention is paid to the historical context in which social theorists over the last century-and-a-half have been writing, and to the social changes that may have influenced the changing character of their ideas. Rival perspectives and arguments about the nature of contemporary society are explored, and the relevance of nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought to twenty-first-century modernity is assessed. Central to the module is an examination of sociological understandings of the relationship between self and society, and in the course of this examination theories of freedom, morality, social order, power, objectivity, truth, meaning and rationality will be analysed and discussed.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0914
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module which build on the material taught on Key Ideas in Year 1 aims to deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of social theory by guiding their engagement with key primary texts. Attention is paid to the historical context in which social theorists over the last century-and-a-half have been writing, and to the social changes that may have influenced the changing character of their ideas. Rival perspectives and arguments about the nature of contemporary society are explored, and the relevance of nineteenth- and twentieth-century thought to twenty-first-century modernity is assessed. Central to the module is an examination of sociological understandings of the relationship between self and society, and in the course of this examination theories of freedom, morality, social order, power, objectivity, truth, meaning and rationality will be analysed and discussed.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0915
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

To develop students’ knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills of critical enquiry regarding contemporary social policy in the UK.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0915
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

To develop students’ knowledge, conceptual understanding and skills of critical enquiry regarding contemporary social policy in the UK.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0917
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

Students will explore the impact of gender relations in public and private life, and evaluate the causes and effects of structural gender inequalities on personal experiences of gender. The module is organised around key themes: concepts of gender; femininities, masculinities & sexualities; contemporary cultural life, technologies, bodies and the environment. Each theme builds on a number of theoretical and conceptual aspects of sex/gender informed by liberal, radical, marxist/socialist, and postmodern perspectives, and by theories of identity, globalisation, modernisation and embodiment. The module draws on sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives and research.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0917
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

Students will explore the impact of gender relations in public and private life, and evaluate the causes and effects of structural gender inequalities on personal experiences of gender. The module is organised around key themes: concepts of gender; femininities, masculinities & sexualities; contemporary cultural life, technologies, bodies and the environment. Each theme builds on a number of theoretical and conceptual aspects of sex/gender informed by liberal, radical, marxist/socialist, and postmodern perspectives, and by theories of identity, globalisation, modernisation and embodiment. The module draws on sociological and interdisciplinary perspectives and research.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0918
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

·       Explore sociological accounts of how the contemporary division of labour is being restructured, (re)produced and experienced in developed economies;

·       Develop an understanding of the changing relationship between the global division of labour and social inequalities in the UK and US;

·       Examine social and economic inequalities in the contemporary workplace;

·       Provide a knowledge and understanding of the political economy of education, employment and income inequalities since the 1950s;

·       Explore different accounts of meritocracy, employment and economic life to enhance student understanding of inequalities and social justice;

·       Examine the distributional consequences of the division of labour for careers, employment and individual life-chances.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0918
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

·       Explore sociological accounts of how the contemporary division of labour is being restructured, (re)produced and experienced in developed economies;

·       Develop an understanding of the changing relationship between the global division of labour and social inequalities in the UK and US;

·       Examine social and economic inequalities in the contemporary workplace;

·       Provide a knowledge and understanding of the political economy of education, employment and income inequalities since the 1950s;

·       Explore different accounts of meritocracy, employment and economic life to enhance student understanding of inequalities and social justice;

·       Examine the distributional consequences of the division of labour for careers, employment and individual life-chances.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0919
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

To develop a critical understanding of major theories of human development and to be able to draw on these theories to describe and evaluate the influence of social relations such as attachment styles, parenting, peer collaboration, friendship groups, special educational needs, social identities, social inclusion, and how people learn in everyday and school contexts.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0919
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

To develop a critical understanding of major theories of human development and to be able to draw on these theories to describe and evaluate the influence of social relations such as attachment styles, parenting, peer collaboration, friendship groups, special educational needs, social identities, social inclusion, and how people learn in everyday and school contexts.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0924
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This course will explore the construction, conceptualisation and status of contemporary ‘childhood’ in the UK from a range of academic disciplines and within a variety of contexts.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0924
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This course will explore the construction, conceptualisation and status of contemporary ‘childhood’ in the UK from a range of academic disciplines and within a variety of contexts.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0925
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • Build upon work undertaken by students in the level one module: Foundations of Contemporary Criminology.
  • Provide an in depth focus on criminological explanations and theoretical understandings of offending and victimisation.
  • Equip students with a critical awareness of the differing patterns of crimes and victimisation over time and space and explanations for such variety
  • Provide students with an understanding of victimology-centred theorising, and the relationship between victims, the offender and the criminal justice system.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0925
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • Build upon work undertaken by students in the level one module: Foundations of Contemporary Criminology.
  • Provide an in depth focus on criminological explanations and theoretical understandings of offending and victimisation.
  • Equip students with a critical awareness of the differing patterns of crimes and victimisation over time and space and explanations for such variety
  • Provide students with an understanding of victimology-centred theorising, and the relationship between victims, the offender and the criminal justice system.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0928
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to enable students to become well-versed in theoretical approaches to globalisation. It will introduce students to a selected range of theories, covering political economy, sociological and cultural approaches. The aim is to provide the foundation for the application of these theories critically, in analysis of the relationships between global forces, the state, economy and civil society, at international, national regional and local levels. Specifically the course aims to:   introduce students to approaches towards globalisation;   consider the processes and outcomes of social change in nation states in the context of globalisation; and enable students to apply these approaches to a variety of specific societies and settings.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0928
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to enable students to become well-versed in theoretical approaches to globalisation. It will introduce students to a selected range of theories, covering political economy, sociological and cultural approaches. The aim is to provide the foundation for the application of these theories critically, in analysis of the relationships between global forces, the state, economy and civil society, at international, national regional and local levels. Specifically the course aims to:   introduce students to approaches towards globalisation;   consider the processes and outcomes of social change in nation states in the context of globalisation; and enable students to apply these approaches to a variety of specific societies and settings.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0930
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

To consider some of the most recent developments in sociological thinking and explore the insight they give into the social, cultural and political characteristics of society.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0930
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

To consider some of the most recent developments in sociological thinking and explore the insight they give into the social, cultural and political characteristics of society.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0931
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

The aim of the module is to enable students to develop a critical appreciation of power, culture and identity in contemporary society, institutions and everyday life.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0931
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

The aim of the module is to enable students to develop a critical appreciation of power, culture and identity in contemporary society, institutions and everyday life.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0933
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module will provide a detailed overview of the study of crime and criminal justice by incorporating theoretical and policy issues relevant to gender, race, class and sexual orientation.  The module is intended for students seeking to gain knowledge of criminology, policing, prosecution and the courts, and the sanctioning of offenders.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0933
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module will provide a detailed overview of the study of crime and criminal justice by incorporating theoretical and policy issues relevant to gender, race, class and sexual orientation.  The module is intended for students seeking to gain knowledge of criminology, policing, prosecution and the courts, and the sanctioning of offenders.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0934
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide students with a detailed overview of the development of state responses to crime.
  • To build upon work undertaken by students in the level one module: Theories of Crime and Punishment, and the level two module: Responses to Crime.
  • To consider how penal responses have evolved in contemporary society, paying particular attention to imprisonment and probation practices; issues of reparation, reconciliation, re-integration and re-education; and specific areas of penal practice in how to deal with offenders ‘through the prison gate’ and after conviction;
  • To equip students with an understanding of the challenges involved in turning policy into practice;
  • To consider what the state responses to crime are likely to achieve, in light of what we already know “works”.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0934
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To provide students with a detailed overview of the development of state responses to crime.
  • To build upon work undertaken by students in the level one module: Theories of Crime and Punishment, and the level two module: Responses to Crime.
  • To consider how penal responses have evolved in contemporary society, paying particular attention to imprisonment and probation practices; issues of reparation, reconciliation, re-integration and re-education; and specific areas of penal practice in how to deal with offenders ‘through the prison gate’ and after conviction;
  • To equip students with an understanding of the challenges involved in turning policy into practice;
  • To consider what the state responses to crime are likely to achieve, in light of what we already know “works”.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0935
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop knowledge of contemporary approaches and issues in respect of public policy
  • To develop understanding of the relations between politics, governance and public policy

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0935
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop knowledge of contemporary approaches and issues in respect of public policy
  • To develop understanding of the relations between politics, governance and public policy

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0937
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop a wide ranging and critical understanding of equality and diversity issues within a variety of learning contexts (both compulsory and post-compulsory).
  • To draw on a range of critical perspectives to explore the interconnections between gender, race, class, disability, sexuality and educational, training and workplace based learning experiences and outcomes.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0937
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10
  • To develop a wide ranging and critical understanding of equality and diversity issues within a variety of learning contexts (both compulsory and post-compulsory).
  • To draw on a range of critical perspectives to explore the interconnections between gender, race, class, disability, sexuality and educational, training and workplace based learning experiences and outcomes.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0939
LevelL6
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to develop understanding of the psychology of individual differences (such as personality, self-concept, and intelligence) with particular attention to identity construction, subjectivity and intersubjectivity in contexts of modernity and social change.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0939
LevelL6
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to develop understanding of the psychology of individual differences (such as personality, self-concept, and intelligence) with particular attention to identity construction, subjectivity and intersubjectivity in contexts of modernity and social change.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0941
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of sociological approaches to the study of education, drawing on a range of scales and contexts. It explores ‘big ideas’ in the sociology of education, such as inequality, power, and identity and helps students to apply them to contemporary educational issues and debates.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0941
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to provide students with a good understanding of sociological approaches to the study of education, drawing on a range of scales and contexts. It explores ‘big ideas’ in the sociology of education, such as inequality, power, and identity and helps students to apply them to contemporary educational issues and debates.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0942
LevelL5
SemesterAutumn Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to introduce students to debates in the sociology of migration, ‘race’ (hereafter race) and ethnicity focusing primarily on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in Britain. It examines competing theoretical explanations of the ways in which international migration, assimilation, integration, ‘race’/ethnic relations are constructed. It also examines the social, political and historical conditions under which racial / ethnic hierarchies and boundaries emerge and how they are reproduced over time and why they continue to be central to the organization of contemporary societies.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%
Module codeSI0942
LevelL5
SemesterSpring Semester
Cerdits10

This module aims to introduce students to debates in the sociology of migration, ‘race’ (hereafter race) and ethnicity focusing primarily on the experiences of immigrants and ethnic minorities in Britain. It examines competing theoretical explanations of the ways in which international migration, assimilation, integration, ‘race’/ethnic relations are constructed. It also examines the social, political and historical conditions under which racial / ethnic hierarchies and boundaries emerge and how they are reproduced over time and why they continue to be central to the organization of contemporary societies.

Assessment

  • Written assessment: 100%