Culture, Society & Globalization I: Theories & Developments - SOC00018M

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  • Department: Sociology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Wes Lin
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2019-20

Module aims

The module aims to engage students in the core debates and developments in understanding sociological and related perspectives on culture, society and globalization. It aims to furnish them with key concepts and analytical perspectives; and to advance their abilities in the use of such concepts and perspectives, as well as in the critical evaluation of different perspectives.

Module learning outcomes

Subject content
On completing this module students should have knowledge and understanding of:

  • Core sociological and related theories of culture, society and globalization.
  • Significant historical and contemporary developments involved in transformations in culture and society in relation to globalization.
  • Key debates and concepts concerning the effects of globalization.

Academic and graduate skills
On completing this module students should have skills:

  • Effective reading and summary of advanced-level academic arguments.
  • The critical interpretation, analysis and evaluation of theories, concepts and methodologies.
  • Effective communication and discussion - written and oral - of perspectives and arguments.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
4,000 word essay
N/A 80
Essay/coursework
Letter to Theorist
N/A 20

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
4,000 word essay
N/A 80
Essay/coursework
Letter to Theorist
N/A 20

Module feedback

Feedback on all work is provided in a variety of ways and you must make the most of all opportunities do

discuss your assessment and study progress:

1. After each open assessment you will receive feedback on the strengths and weaknesses of your

work. This will be available within 4 weeks of the submission deadline

2. You will meet with your supervisor twice a term and you should discuss any concerns that you

have and also present your assessment feedback for further comment

3. You will be asked to comment on the teaching of the modules and results will be discussed at

Teaching Committee

4. You will have five supervision meetings with your dissertation supervisor through the summer

months to enable you to discuss the different aspects of your work.

Indicative reading

These will be available on the module sites through the Yorkshare VLE. Most reading materials will be journals or book chapters which will be in pdf format. These can be downloaded and annotated on your work pc if you dont want the expense of printing.

Recommended books will be available in the library for reference only.



The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.