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SO9B9 - Sociology in a Biological Age: Power, Sociality and Difference

  • Module code: SO9B9
  • Module name: Sociology in a Biological Age: Power, Sociality and Difference
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

We live according to some, in the century of biology. Insights from the biosciences, such as genomics and synthetic biology have offered up new ways to understand how our bodies and minds work. What can a sociological approach bring to these new forms of sociality and politics that are taking shape in the 21st century? With what consequences for forms of social difference such as gender and race? How do legacies of colonialism and imperialism impringe upon the kinds of futures envisioned by contemporary science?

Timetabled teaching activities

This module will run in the Spring Term

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: SO9B9-20)
A (Assessed work only) 4000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



Optional Core


  • Taught Postgraduate Science, Media and Public Policy (L3PV) - Year 2