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SO9C3 - The Sociology of End Times

  • Module code: SO9C3
  • Module name: The Sociology of End Times
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The idea of history having an ‘end’ can be understood in two distinct ways. It can refer to either a destination or a simple termination: Do we make ever greater progress or do we inevitably fall into decline? More brutally: Are we saved or do we become extinct? Humanity, especially in the Western tradition, has been arguably defined in the struggle between these two options.

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Autumn Term of the 2017/18 academic year.

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9C3-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word assessed essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Postgraduate Taught Social and Political Thought (L3P8) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Sociology (L3PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Social Research (L3PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Gender and International Development (M9P7) - Year 2