Identity & Diversity
Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Corinna Patterson
Identity and Diversity is a core level two module for single and joint honours students in sociology.
It builds upon the work covered SXU 1003 ‘Understanding Society’ by examining the contribution of different sociological perspectives to understanding of the nature of social differentiation and scope of social inequalities. The module focus on processes of social change and diversity in society, and then moves to a sharper focus on key social inequalities, such as race and ethnicity, class, gender and nationality as well as their political and economic implications. The approaches of key sociological figures, such as Baumann, Becker, Berger, Foucault, Giddens, Goffman, Mead and Weber are considered in detail with specific reference to a range of identity categories and markers of social differentiation, including age, class, race and ethnicity, gender, nationality, lifestyle, consumption, culture and subculture, crime and deviance, and language use and discourse.
The structure of the module covers following topics:
- The nature of social diversity and identies.
- The scope of social inequalities in the global, national and local contexts;
- Social class and economic inequalities;
- Gender inequalities and sexualities;
- Race and ethnicities;
- New types of inequalities in global age.
Shows basic awareness of theoretical concepts and methods of analysis; able to collect relevant materials and to analyse with guidance, using the principles of the approach; produces relevant, if rudimentary, analyses of materials; meets set tasks and obligations.
Shows a detailed knowledge of the field and approach and its distinctiveness from other sociological approaches; can collect relevant materials and analyse them with limited guidance; can communicate effectively about their research and analytic work; demonstrates limited originality in findings from analysis.
Shows comprehensive knowledge of the field and its background; can collect data and analyse it independently; can critically review evidence; shows reflective awareness of methodological problems and solutions; communicates effectively through variety of media; shows substantial originality in findings from analysis.
Be able to demonstrate an awareness of the historical and cultural context implications and range of different theoretical approached to diversity and inequality.
Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the influence of social change on the structure of soical division and diversity.
Be able to demonstrate a familiarity with the contribution of sociological approaches to the nature of social divisions and inequalities in relation to class, race and ethnicity, gender, nationalism, lifestyle and consumption, etc.
Have acquired a strong platform for the more advanced study of sociological issues and social differentiation at Honours Two.
Have acquired a strong platform for the more advanced study of issues of identity and social differentiation at Honours Two.
|TRAETHAWD||3,000 Word Essay - Semester 2||
End of Terrm, 3,000 word essay
|GWAITH CWRS||Mid-Term Assessment||
Students will be asked to complete one out of a choice of three different assessments (Conversation Task, a Visual Sociology Photo Task or a Critically Analyse a Lyric or Poem Task)
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Two weekly on-line lectures (weeks 5-16)
Fortnightly 1-hour on-line seminars
Focused mostly on reading and writing.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Gwaith Tîm - Gallu cydweithio'n adeiladol ag eraill ar dasg gyffredin, ac/neu fod yn rhan o dîm gweithio o ddydd i ddydd
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
- Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Critically evaluate the mixed economy of welfare and the interrelationships between health and social care and between the agencies, practitioners and individuals involved in their provision;
- Explain the origins and nature of the social organisation of healthcare and associated services in advanced industrialised and majority world societies globally;
- Capacity to identify and describe the causes and consequences of social order and change in specific contexts.
- Ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions.
- Appreciate a range of research designs and strategies and how they may be applied to sociological investigations.
- Competence to carry out a piece of sociological research using either primary or secondary data, or both.
- Be able to recognize how social data and sociological knowledge apply to questions of public policy.
- Use the theories and concepts of social policy and other social sciences to analyse policy problems and issues
- the capacity to analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information
- the ability to recognise the relevance of sociological knowledge to social, public and civic policy.
Cyrsiau sy’n cynnwys y modiwl hwn
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- M931: BA Criminology & Criminal Justice with International Exp year 2 (BA/CJIE)
- M930: BA Criminology & Criminal Justice year 2 (BA/CRIM)
- X317: BA Childhood and Youth Studies and Social Policy year 2 (BA/CYSP)
- V100: BA History year 2 (BA/H)
- VV41: BA Herit, Archae & Hist year 2 (BA/HAH)
- VV42: BA Heritage, Archaeology & History with International Exp year 2 (BA/HAHIE)
- V10F: BA History [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BA/HF)
- 8B03: BA History (with International Experience) year 2 (BA/HIE)
- LL54: BA Hlth & Scl Care/Social Policy year 2 (BA/HSCSP)
- V140: BA Modern & Contemporary History year 2 (BA/MCH)
- V130: BA Mediaeval and Early Modern His year 2 (BA/MEMH)
- L200: BA Politics year 2 (BA/POL)
- L202: BA Politics and Economics year 2 (BA/POLEC)
- L20F: BA Politics [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BA/POLF)
- L201: BA Politics with Placement Year year 2 (BA/POLP)
- L300: BA Sociology year 2 (BA/S)
- L31B: BA Sociology (4 year with Incorporated Foundation) year 2 (BA/S1)
- LM40: BA Sociology & Criminology & Crim Just with International Ex year 2 (BA/SCJIE)
- LM39: BA Sociology and Criminology & Criminal Justice year 2 (BA/SCR)
- L30F: BA Sociology [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BA/SF)
- 8Y70: BA Sociology (with International Experience) year 2 (BA/SIE)
- L41B: BA Social Policy (4 year with Incorporated Foundation) year 2 (BA/SOCP1)
- L402: BA Social Policy year 2 (BA/SOCPOL)
- L40F: BA Social Policy [with Foundation Year] year 2 (BA/SOCPOLF)
- LM50: BA Social Policy and Criminology and Criminal Justice (IE) year 2 (BA/SPCIE)
- LM49: BA Social Policy/Criminology year 2 (BA/SPCR)
- LL14: BA Social Policy/Economics year 2 (BA/SPEC)
- LL1B: BA Social Policy & Economics (4yr with Incorp Foundation) year 2 (BA/SPEC1)
- LV41: BA Social Policy/History year 2 (BA/SPH)
- CL84: BA Social Policy/Psychology year 2 (BA/SPP)
- CL85: BA Social Policy & Psychology with International Experience year 2 (BA/SPPIE)
- VV12: BA Welsh History/History year 2 (BA/WHH)
- V102: MArts History with International Experience year 2 (MARTS/HIE)
- V101: MArts History year 2 (MARTS/HIST)
- F801: MGeog Geography year 2 (MGEOG/G)
- F805: MGeog Geography with International Experience year 2 (MGEOG/GIE)
- L403: MSocSci Social Policy year 2 (MSOCSCI/SP)