The module will look at the disciplines of sociology and criminology through an examination of key aspects of everyday life and the ways in which these have been analysed by social scientists.
This module also includes a preparatory section, which provides an introduction to university-level study which will help you find your feet and navigate through your early steps.
Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Display a basic knowledge of a range of perspectives and methods on which sociology and criminology draw
- Engage in active and critical reading, effective notetaking, effective oral and written communication.
- Display a broad understanding of both sociological and criminological debates about structure and agency, the nature of power, and the relation between discourse and reality, as these debates have been applied in the area of everyday life.
- Understand the relationship between personal opinion, argument and evidence in relation to the study of everyday life
- Understand the links between personal experiences of everyday life and aspects of wider social organisation.
- Understand the distinctive properties of everyday life and the ways they are evident in different sites of everyday practice.
The study of ‘everyday life’ is basic to the study of sociology and criminology but what exactly do we mean by the term? What does it include and exclude? And what is the relation between the knowledge that we already bring to the module in comparison with sociological and criminological knowledge? This module will introduce a range of concepts and perspectives that have been applied in the study of everyday life and illustrate their ability to throw new light on aspects of day to day life that are usually taken for granted. It will explore everyday life through its intersections with power relations associated with class, youth, gender and sexuality.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and seminars
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Payne, Geoff (ed) (2006). Social divisions. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Hockey, J and Allison J (2003). Social Identities across the Life Course. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
Ortner, S.B. (2006). Anthropology and social theory : culture, power, and the acting subject. Durham/London: Duke University Press.
Hunt, S (2005). The Life Course: A Sociological Introduction. Basingstoke: Palgrave.
The assessments on this module are designed to introduce you to the expectations at degree level.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External