BA Joint Honours Psychology and Sociology Degree - Leeds Trinity University
BA (Hons) Sociology Course. Question and explore the workings of our everyday world and equip yourself with the skills to examine the taken-for-granted 'facts'. Combine the studies of History and Sociology in a Joint Honours degree programme at Leeds. Studying Psychology and Sociology gives you the chance to develop your knowledge and understanding of two of the key disciplines in the field of social.
This module introduces students to becoming research literate. Students will examine different ways of communicating research, to identify the methods used by contemporary criminologists and sociologists, and explore the suitability of the methods selected. In doing this students will be able to critically evaluate the strength of the researches findings, and identify ethical moments. The comparative aspect will illustrate the basic points of classical analyses, such as those of Marx and Adorno, alongside the more recent work of sociologists such as Garfinkel, Giddens, and Bauman.
The basic aspects of the thought of these thinkers will be presented through pre-prepared summaries, extracts, and resources. Through such comparative analysis students will gain an survey of the range of sociological theories and applications, but also the ongoing development of sociological theory. SOC - Understanding Murder This module will demonstrate how and why some crimes are constructed as murder while others are not.
It will do this by considering a range of perspectives from law, criminal justice, social and physical sciences and the media. Students will form an understanding of murder as distinct social phenomena, with biological, psychological, and sociological explanations. The use of case studies will allow students to apply theoretical understandings and explanations to real life murder and homicide cases.
A key focus is on the contemporary city and the ways it is experienced by different social groups. This module poses the question 'who has the right to the city? SOC - Ethics, Society and Employability The module aims overall to introduce students to the social justice mission of Leeds Trinity University and invites them to consider a range of contemporary social issues, as well as their own personal and academic development.
The module will help students to engage with a broad range of ethical topics and perspectives that are relevant to their specific programme. It will help students transition in to higher education and introduce the learning and teaching approaches at Leeds Trinity, allowing students to integrate their own learning from personal experience with an ability to engage in an empathic, ethical and compassionate way with the wider world. Core topics may include: On this course you will study a range of modules which may include the following: SOC - Serious Violent Crime This module consists of interactive lectures that focus on developing students' understanding of the nature and variety of serious violent crimes.
Students will explore contemporary, historical, and international violent crimes. Examples of such serious violent crimes that may be included within this module are: Students' attention will be drawn to the characteristics of the offenders who commit serious violent crimes and the individuals who are victimised by such offenders.
The module will additionally explore how violent crime victimisation differs across certain social groups and the potential reasons for this.
BA Joint Honours Criminology and Sociology Degree - Leeds Trinity University
A brief examination of the options available for dealing with violent offenders will be introduced thus preparing students for later modules where this is explored in detail. Historical and geographical patterns of violent crime will be explored using official and unofficial statistics and issues regarding the measurement of such crimes will be discussed.
Criminological explanations of the different kinds of serious violent behaviors will be explored building upon the accounts given for crime causation which were introduced in SOC Introduction to Criminology. Global and technological transformations are reshaping our work and home lives, our cultures, identities and social experiences. New forces within our societies and beyond are leading to new social ties or the disintegration of old ones.
This module explores conceptual frameworks that help explain recent developments in global society. The choice of frameworks to explore should reflect current trends within the discipline.
SOC - Contemporary Research 2 This module examines how social data may be collected, displayed, analysed and explained effectively. It introduces students to the criticism and interpretation of data and techniques. This module will also develop the skills required to plan and begin an independent research project within a supportive learning environment, and reinforce research skills developed in other modules.
On completion of the module students will be prepared to use appropriate research methodologies in order to plan for and embark upon their extended research project at L6. SOC - Cultures of Crime This module explores the various cultures and subcultures of contemporary crimes that face society. In addition, the module will examine victimisation and repeat victimisation within different cultures and sub culture groups. The module will explore the conflicting debates regarding specific criminological topics and explore the social and group dynamics of a range of crime cultures.
Students can expect to cover a number of the following criminological topics including: Within the module students will pay particular attention to how such cultures and crimes are reported and presented within the media.
SOC - Understanding Everyday Life This module will examine a mix of classic and contemporary sociological texts which examine everyday life.
Here students will encounter a number of research studies with important sociological significance. Students will be encouraged to find links between classical and contemporary sociological studies, before relating these texts to contemporary issues.
This module will allow room for students to understand how classical theory underpins contemporary research, and that sociological concepts are often situated in specific cultural and temporal contexts. Across these modules students are expected to develop insights into potential career avenues and to identify productive ways of interrelating academic learning with relevant professional practice.
Sociology and International Relations BA
Career evaluation and planning is expected to continue across all three modules and a career-action plan, identifying key skills and work-experience needs, should be continued across the placement reports. The module aims to prepare students for the placement including seminars on: Introduction to Professional Development Planning and Placements at Level 5; Interview with Placement Tutor; Placement with suitable organisation snormally six weeks in total.
Completion of Portfolio and Report including Career Research project. The workshop sessions guide and support the students through the process of choosing and applying for appropriate placements. There will be a series of sessions preparing the students for the placement. These will normally include discussion of and lectures on wider theoretical and practical reading on work, and presentations from staff in the Employer and Partnership Office EPO and Careers.
SOC - Professional Placement 2 Volunteering This module is a direct equivalent of SOC Professional Placement 2, but it allows students to spread out their placement activity across the 2 semesters, rather than taking it within a 6-week block.
Across these modules, students are expected to develop insights into potential career avenues, further employability skills, including digital skills, and to identify productive ways of interrelating academic learning with relevant professional practice.
Career evaluation and planning is expected to continue across all three modules and a career-action plan, identifying key skills and work-experience needs, should be continued across the placement reports, helping to define the nature and purpose of SOC Professional Portfolio.
TRS - Sociology and Anthropology of Religion The module will cover key sociological and anthropological studies, methods and critiques as applied to the study of religions. Sociological topics include the relationship of secularisation, nationalism, globalisation and development to religion, as well as transnational forms of religion and religious revivals.
Anthropological topics may include kinship, ethnicity, personhood and power, as well as methodological issues such as cultural translation, positionality and research ethics. Additionally, there is a practical element to this module. Students will have the chance to assess and design methodological tools, such as questionnaires. CYP - Sociological Perspectives of Childhood Study on this module will give students the opportunity to explore how the meaning of childhood has changed over the generations.
Students will compare constructions of childhood and examine theories of childhood from a range of perspectives. Students will explore some of the most challenging and fundamental issues concerning children and their families in the twenty-first century. Students will be encouraged to develop an understanding of children's lived experiences.
The ever-changing policies and ideologies that surround the lives of children and their families will be examined, as will contemporary research in the context of the children's agenda. Welsh Baccalaureate The Welsh Baccalaureate is not typically included in the academic conditions of an offer made to you for this course.
If you choose to undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as your qualification will then be taken into account both when your application is initially considered by the selection panel and again when reviewed by the admissions tutor at the time your A-level results are passed to us.
History and Sociology BA
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