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SO120 - Researching Society and Culture

  • Module code: SO120
  • Module name: Researching Society and Culture
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Researching Society and Culture is a core foundation module designed to introduce students to the nature of sociological research: what it is, and how we might do it. The module combines understanding the ideas behind research as the production of knowledge about the social world – ‘methodology’ – with the practical tools to undertake research – ‘methods’. Along the way, we examine the political, ethical and pragmatic issues which social research of any kind entails.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/prospective/ugstudy/modules/so120

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO120-15)
D (Assessed/examined work) Group Presentation 25%
  2 hour examination (Summer) 75%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (visiting/exchange student) 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Global Sustainable Development (L3L8) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 1
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 1
Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 6
  • Undergraduate Social Studies (Part-time) (Y201) - Year 7
Optional
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1