Current Issues in Sociology

Ects : 3
Compétence à acquérir :
At the end of this module, students will be able to :
- outline the key sociological debates underpinning structure and agency
- discuss the relationship between structure and agency and research methods
- outline the sociological investigation of inequality as it relates to deviance, stigma, gender, class and ethnicity

Description du contenu de l'enseignement :
Introduction to sociology
Research methods and Ethics
The sociology of Giddens-poverty
Exclusions - Simmel
Foucault - Discourses and Power
Social capital and inequalities
Student presentations
Inequalities and stigma
Globalisation and new forms of domination