Sociology 110

Module code SOC 110
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

Invitation to Sociology
How do we understand ourselves as individuals in relation to society? How are our individual life courses and large-scale processes of social and historical change related to each other? How have our societies come to be what they are today? And how can we think of our private troubles as public issues? These questions are at the very heart of sociology as a distinctive way of thinking about and understanding the social worlds that we inhabit. This module invites students to become familiar with sociological ways of thinking about current issues and personal experiences (particularly in the southern African context), and to develop the analytical skills that are necessary in order to ask and answer critical questions about the communities, society, and world that they live in. The module will include a specific emphasis on academic reading skills.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 05
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Faculty of Law
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 tutorial per week, 3 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Sociology
Period of presentation Semester 1

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