Degree Module: Sociology of the Family

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About...

The module aims to provide an introduction to sociological concepts and issues through a focus on the family and broader connecting issues.

 

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Level SCQF 7

Delivery Online 

 

Location Remote

Duration One semester (18 weeks), available to study in January

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Course content...

You will explore the following themes:

  • Introduction to sociological concepts;
  • The family as a social institution;
  • Family structures;
  • Family ideology;
  • Socialisation and social roles;
  • Marriage and its alternatives;
  • Social trends;
  • Social policy and the family;
  • Poverty and effects on family;
  • Parenting.

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Identify the sociological significance of family and kinship in relation to different theoretical interpretations;
  • Describe and explore a range of factors involved in socialisation processes in relation to roles, structures and historical changes;
  • Informatively discuss contemporary issues relating to demography, class and diversity;
  • Identify and evaluate areas of social policy affecting the modern family.

 

What next... 

HNC Social Sciences

BA (Hons) Social Sciences, depending on additional qualifications and experience.

 

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Entry requirements

Students should have one relevant A-C pass at Higher level.