This is a combined honours course, where you study Politics alongside Sociology. The study of politics is the study of power. It starts by examining the roots and nature of political activity set in the context of wider social activity. It also explores governments and types of governance, as well as the nature of power and rule under democratic and non-democratic regimes. After the first year, you will have the opportunity to participate in the design of your own course of study with guidance from your teachers, following your own areas of interests. Sociology studies human social life, groups and societies. A wide-ranging subject, it analyses social relationships and social institutions, and the ways in which they shape peopleâs lives. Sociologists focus on many topics, ranging from global social processes to changing identities and personal relationships. Studying sociology will increase your knowledge and understanding of the social world in the 21st century. Our flexible course allows you to pursue your own areas of interest within the subject.
In the Politics element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 focuses on the theme of democracy, introducing you to a range of political ideologies and systems, and examining how and why citizens do or do not participate in politics. In Years 2 and 3 you can choose such subjects as political thought, counter terrorism, comparative welfare states, the political sociology of crime and disorder, identity politics, the politics of specific states, or unions of states, as well as placement learning. In the Sociology element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 comprises two introductory modules which expose you to the fundamentals of sociological analysis. In Year 2 you decide how to build on this basis of sociological knowledge by choosing from a range of modules covering such topics as global social change, âraceâ and ethnicity and gender relations. Year 3 includes honours modules as well as an optional dissertation module.
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