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SO247 - Relationship and Family Change: Demographic and Sociological Perspectives

  • Module code: SO247
  • Module name: Relationship and Family Change: Demographic and Sociological Perspectives
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The module aims to examine relationship and family change from demographic, sociological and other perspectives, linking this to other forms of social change, and examining both its origins and also some of its consequences. The contribution of both quantitative and qualitative research to understanding change will be highlighted. Students will gain a knowledge of various aspects of relationship and family change in Britain and elsewhere, an understanding of how such change might be explained, and of different approaches to explanation in that context, and an awareness of a range of conceptual and empirical resources that can be used as the basis of such explanations.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will gain a knowledge of various aspects of relationship and family change in Britain and elsewhere, an understanding of how such change might be explained, and of different approaches to explanation in that context, and an awareness of a range of conceptual and empirical resources that can be used as the basis of such explanations.

Timetabled teaching activities

One hour lecture and one hour seminar per week, over the course of one term, plus revision sessions.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/prospective/ugstudy/modules/so247

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: SO247-15)
A (Assessed work only) 3000 word essay 100%
B (Examination only) 2 hour examination (Summer) 100%
VA (Visiting students only) 100% assessed (part year) visiting 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Law and Sociology (ML33) - Year 3
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Sociology and Quantitative Methods (L311) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 5
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 2
  • BA in Law and Sociology (Qualifying Degree) (ML34) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Sociology (VL13) - Year 2