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andre_celtel.jpgSociology Summer Reading

You may be about to receive your results in the next few weeks, and once the wait is over, you'll hopefully be joining us here at Warwick for the new academic year.

In order to give you a taste of what to expect when you begin your course, and get you thinking about the major topics you'll study with us, we have put together a short summer reading list below.

Reading these books is entirely voluntary and please don't feel that you need to get through them all – you'll certainly be doing plenty of reading once you’re here! You don’t need to buy any of the books, but you should be able to access some of them either in a library or online. A useful short book to get you into 'sociology mode' and to help you to start thinking about degree study is 'Reading and Making Notes' which is listed below.

  • Godfrey, J (2014) Reading and Making Notes (Pocket Study Skills). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bauman, Z & T. May (2001) Thinking Sociologically, Oxford. Blackwell.
  • Giddens, A, and Phillip W. Sutton (eds) (2010) Sociology Introductory Readings, Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Mills, C Wright (1959) The Sociological Imagination, Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Cohen, R & P. Kennedy (2013) Global Sociology. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Bryman, A (2015) Social Research Methods, 5th ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Or you might fancy taking a look at some sociology websites. Here are a couple of good ones which I recommend:

Enjoy the summer and happy reading! I look forward to hopefully getting to meet you in October. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please get in touch: socugresource at warwick dot ac dot uk

Andre Celtel - Director of Student Experience and Progression