- Module code: SO967
- Module name: Sociology of the Body
- Department: Sociology
- Credit: 20
Module content and teaching
The aims and objectives of this half module are to provide students with an advanced sociological knowledge and understanding of key perspectives and debates on the body in social life and contemporary culture. Throughout the module links are made between these sociological issues and broader debates on teh legacies of Western dualism and the nature and status of bodies in Western society, both past and present. The nature and status of sociology itself, as an embodied enterprise and passionate vocation, will also be debated and discussed.
Principal learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students should: have an advanced knowledge and understanding of key concepts and theoretical appraoches within the sociology of the body as a developing field of inquiry; be able to assess a range of perspectives; evaluate sociological arguments and evidence; draw upon, summarise and synthesise a variety of source materials in constructing their own sociological arguments; recognise sociologically informed questions and the distinctive character of sociology in relation to other forms of understanding and everyday explanations; undertake and present scholarly work, participate in group discussion and work; and make appropriate use of library and IT resources.
Timetabled teaching activities
2 hrs per week
|Assessment group||Assessment name||Percentage|
|20 CATS (Module code: SO967-20)|
|A1 (Assessed work only)||4000 word essay||100%|
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