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Foundations in Social and Anthropological Theory

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
15
ECTS points
7.5
Level
Level 4
Module lead
Rebecca Taylor
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The module introduces you to key thinkers and their contributions to social theory, their ideas about the social world and the way it works. These ideas provide the building blocks for your degree whether you are studying sociology, anthropology, criminology, or social policy. Different theories are introduced in their historical context highlighting the particular issues their proponents initially sought to grapple with and explain at the time they were writing. We consider the broad questions these theories address and highlight the relevance of these ideas to the world we inhabit today.

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