This course, set within the popular and innovative disciplines of sociology, is designed to introduce students to a range of key principles and ideas within the field.
They will explore ideas of modernism, social status and hierarchy, group dynamics, conflict and resolution, covering different aspects of sociology such as crime, semiotics, religion and politics.
The course explores the ways people behave en masse, how and why they come together, how small and large-scale organisations run. The course provides an in depth look at human behaviour, including deviant behaviour and attitudes towards deviance over time.
As students progress through the degree, they will develop their academic and personal skills including research, critical thinking, time management, presentation skills, team-work and self confidence in discussing challenging and â€“ at times â€“ controversial issues.
Students will be taught through a series of seminars, tutorials, group-based projects, practical exercises and lectures. Using a mix of online teaching and resources as well as smaller, face-to-face classes will ensure that the current need for social distancing is possible, as well as futureproofing the teaching within this degree programme. Formative and summative assessment will include coursework, presentations and a variety of practical exercises. Students will be able to engage using online platforms, as well as having the ability to meet with lecturers and peers in small seminar discussion groups.
Feedback will be provided within UEA guidelines on all coursework submissions.
Introduction to the Sociological Imagination (20 credits)
Introduction to Qualitative Methods (20 credits)
Society in the Modern Age (20 credits)
Dividing People Up â€“ Diversity and Demographics (20 credits)
Semiotics of Fiction (20 credits)
The Big Deal â€“ Sociology of Drugs, Dealing, and Addiction (20 credits)
Conducting Sociological research â€“ preparing for dissertation (20 credits)
How Society Works (20 credits)
Sexuality, Gender, and Identity (20 credits)
The Sociology of Crime (20 credits)
The Digital Society (20 credits)
The Sociology of Religion and Spirituality (20 credits)
Major Project (40 credits)
The Sociology of Medicine (20 credits)
Employment and Social Structure (20 credits)
The Sociology of Law and Order (20 credits)
Politics, Propaganda, and International Relations (20 credits)
A sociology degree opens doors into the civil service, teaching, working for think tanks, human resources, research posts, and numerous other areas.
Fees and finance
£1,417 per 20 credit module
Books and Materials £100 Approx
UCAS tariff: 112 Points
A Levels: BBC
Pearson BTEC level 3: DMM
Days & times
Date(s) to be confirmed