Core Module Information
Module title: Introduction to Sociology 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC07101
Module leader: Marina Yusupova
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

The aim of this module is to introduce you to sociological thinking as a different way of understanding the social world. Focusing on social stratification, this module will primarily look at the ways society is divided by class, gender and race. The first half of the module will introduce you to sociological concepts that explore social class, feminist thought and critical race theories. The second half will explore how sociological thinking is applied in the areas of sociology, criminology and policing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Recognise the ways in which sociology can be distinguished from other forms of understanding.

LO2: Define key concepts in the study of sociology.

LO3: Identify social divisions in society.

LO4: Be aware of the interrelationships amongst social class, gender and ethnicity.

LO5: Be aware of a variety of theoretical approaches used in sociological enquiry.

LO6: Develop an awareness of scholarly skills in relation to critical thinking, academic argument and presentation skills.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, In Person,
Occurrence: 002
Primary mode of delivery: In Person
Location of delivery: SIGHTHILL
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Marina Yusupova
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Online Guided independent study 166
Independent Learning CLASS TEST 1
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Assessment 70 2~3~4~6 8 HOURS= 10 minutes
Class Test 30 1~2~3~4~5 Exam Period HOURS= 60 minutes.
Component 1 subtotal: 70
Component 2 subtotal: 30
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC07101 Introduction to Sociology 1