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HU. 57 SOCIOLOGY


All the undergraduate modules are semester modules.

Sociology 1A and 1B are prerequisite modules for semester modules 3A and 3B.




Sociology 1A: The Individual and Society

SOC1AA1

NQF level: 6

NQF credits: 16

Content:

An examination of individuals in society: the sociological imagination, social institutions (e.g. family, workplace and religion) and social challenges (e.g. crime and deviance).



Purpose:

To provide an introduction to sociological concepts and develop an understanding of basic theoretical frameworks that shape the relationship between the individual and society.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Define basic concepts.

  • Describe theories relating to key themes.

  • Apply theoretical frameworks and concepts to own experience.

  • Understand and avoid plagiarism.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use the library.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Sociology 1B: The Dynamics of Social Divisions

SOC1BB1

NQF level: 6

NQF credits: 16


Content:

An exploration of social divisions and their dynamics as manifested in for example race, class, gender and power relations



Purpose:

To introduce the learner to key concepts related to social divisions and develop a substantive understanding of their theoretical underpinnings



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Define basic concepts such as race, class, gender, poverty etc.

  • Describe theories relating to key themes.

  • Apply theoretical frameworks and concepts to own experience.

  • Understand and avoid plagiarism.

  • Demonstrate an ability to use the library.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Sociology 2A: Social Relations

SOC2AA2

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 16


Content:

Group dynamics and conflict studies



Purpose:

This module explores the dynamics between individuals and how group situations may result in social conflicts at a broad level.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Discuss and analyse central themes relating to interactive dynamics between individuals in groups.

  • Discuss and explain social conflicts.

  • Apply insights to real-life situations and other examples.

  • Explain these phenomena theoretically.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%





Sociology 2B: Clinical Sociology

SOC2BB2

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 16


Content:

Module 1: Principles and practices of clinical sociology

Module 2: Population dynamics

Purpose:

The first part of the module entails a critical review of the conceptual frameworks, models, theories and methods of intervention.

The second part of the module focuses on an introduction to demography and two specific areas of application/intervention – HIV/AIDS and migration.

Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Discuss and analyse central themes relating to clinical sociology.

  • Discuss and analyse central themes relating to population dynamics.

  • Apply insights to real-life situations and other examples.

  • Explain these phenomena theoretically.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Sociology 3A: Sociology at Work

SOC3AA3

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 22


Content:

Paper 1: The nature of the workplace and workplace issues; researching sociological issues

Paper 2: Design and execution of research project

Purpose:

To provide an in-depth exploration of the nature of the workplace and workplace issues; practically apply understanding of social concepts to research investigation; provide learners with practical skills with regard to the conduct of qualitative research.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Conceptualise, conduct and report on qualitative research.

  • Critically discuss and reflect workplace issues within a theoretical framework.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




Sociology 3B: Sociological Theory

SOC3BB3

NQF level: 7

NQF credits: 22

Content:

Paper 1: Classical and contemporary sociological theory, including theory related to globalisation

Paper 2: Finalisation of research project and research report

Purpose:

To explore classical and contemporary sociological perspectives and arguments on globalisation; finalisation of research report.



Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module learners should be able to:



  • Critically discuss and explain classical and contemporary theory and theories of

Globalisation.

  • Conceptualise, conduct and report on qualitative research.

Calculation criteria:

Minimum Full Period Mark for Examination Admission – 40%

Full Period Mark Weight – 50%

Examination Mark Weight – 50%




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