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Part II Sociology
Introduced by our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Graeme Gilloch
We live in a highly complex and rapidly changing world. A few enjoy unprecedented levels of material comfort, of access to information and education, of health care and life expectancy, of speed and scope of communications, of ease and extent of movement.
At the same time, most are beset by seemingly intractable problems (of poverty, inequality, conflict, discrimination, injustice) and all of us must face up to urgent global threats (finite resources, demographic changes, climate change).
Sociology will enable you to move beyond commonplace everyday assumptions about the world, to explore contemporary human interdependencies, opportunities and challenges, and, through sustained critical analysis, to identify necessary constructive action.
The need for genuine sociological insight has never been more acute. Sociology is about people. Real Life. Real Problems. Real Challenges. The Sociology degree at Lancaster will change the way you think forever. We invite you to join us in informing change in society today.
How is the Degree Made Up?
You will now have completed Part I in Sociology and so have a good grounding in what sociology is about. In addressing some of the key issues that sociologists are thinking about today, your first year will have prompted you to start ‘thinking sociologically’ about everyday life in the modern world.
Over the course of the next two years you will be encouraged in this active learning approach through lectures and seminars, carrying out research and writing dissertations.
What Can I Study?
During your Part II studies, you will take a total of eight full modules (or equivalent), four in each year.
There are two compulsory modules in Year 2 and one in Year 3 which will provide you with a strong foundation in theory and methods and then allow you the opportunity to undertake a guided research project
You can choose your other modules from the wide range of specialist options available.
Given the options on offer, students usually select all eight modules from the Sociology Department’s portfolio, but you may also choose one or two modules offered by the departments in which you completed a Part I in your first year.
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Length: 2 years with each year consisting of 3, 10 week terms.
Teaching: Occurs in the first two terms with exams taking place in the final term. Modules usually take the form of one lecture and one seminar per week, however, this does vary, for example, workshops may replace seminars, or lecture and seminar may be integrated.
Please refer to the details of individual modules in our Part II Booklet for full details
Assessment: This varies depending on the module being studied.
For more details please see the module descriptions offered this year in the Part II booklet.
Please note our programmes and modules are revised and updated from time to time. In addition, late changes in availability can occur, and modules for which fewer than ten students register may not run.
Admissions Contact: Sociology Admissions
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