Sociology 210

Module code SOC 210
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Part 1: Sociology of work: Globalisation
The contemporary process of globalisation at a world level impacts on the process of change and economic development. This section will discuss processes and debates associated with economic globalisation and the global dominance of finance capital in the late 20th and early 21st century. We will review contemporary debates associated with these issues.

Part 2: Gender, family and households

This section focuses on theories and issues relevant to the understanding of households, families and gender. It addresses thematics such as dynamic family structures, poverty, the survival strategies of poor households, gender-based violence and the ways in which the aforementioned affect family life and forms as well as children and youth in particular. A special emphasis is placed on exploring these issues in a Southern African context.

Module credits 20.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites SOC 110(GS), SOC 120(GS)
Contact time 3 lectures per week, 1 tutorial per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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