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SO326 - Population and Social Change

  • Module code: SO326
  • Module name: Population and Social Change
  • Department: Sociology
  • Credit: 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Population and Social Change focuses (from a sociological perspective) upon a range of topics that are of particulat interest to both sociologists nd demographers. Most of the module's content is devoted to issues relating to the major 'life-events (i.e. births, marriages and deaths), and it places a particular emphasis on marriage (or to be more precise, the formation and dissolution of couple relationships) and families. Such key 'life events' can be seen to be universally important features of people's life-histories. It is perhaps unsurprising, therefore, that the material covered by this module can be linked in a variety of ways to other substantive areas that students may have studied (or be studying currently), such as work and employment, gender, health, social welfare and social policy, migration, development, social history etc.

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module students should have: A knowledge and understanding of a range of demographic and sociological issues relating to various ‘life-events’; In particular, a knowledge of some key issues relating to British historical demography, marriage and family change in contemporary Britain, and demographic change in ‘less-developed’ countries ; A basic knowledge of some key demographic measures; An awareness of links between demographic issues/change and other areas of study such as gender, work, development, social theory and social policy; An awareness of both the interdisciplinary nature and distinctive aspects/characteristics of the field of demography; An understanding of the complementary roles of cultural factors, economic factors and a range of other factors in demographic explanation."

Timetabled teaching activities

Terms 1 and 2: 18 one-hour lectures, 2 one-hour workshops on demographic measures, 18 one-hour seminars.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/sociology/undergrad/current/progsandmods/modules/psc/so326

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
30 CATS (Module code: SO326-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 50%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 4
Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 3
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 4
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 2
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 4
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 10
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 7
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 8
  • Undergraduate Health and Social Policy (LM49) - Year 9
  • Undergraduate French with Sociology (R1L3) - Year 4