Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Social Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2019)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOC1046 Urban Society and Culture 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1061 Sociology of Island Life 4 ECTS (NC)




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOC1007 The Sociological Imaginary in Practice 2 ECTS (NC)
SOC1012 Introducing Research Methods in the Social Sciences 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1014 Family Life - A Sociological Investigation 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1016 Theories of Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1058 Health, Illness and Society 4 ECTS (NC)




Requirement for regular progression to Year 2:
26 ECTS credits in Social Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits in optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR TWO

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 10 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOC2003 Qualitative Approaches in the Social Sciences 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC2102 Key Concepts in Contemporary Sociology 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOC2010 Environmental Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2025 Locating the Global Society 4 ECTS
SOC2051 Contemporary Social Issues 4 ECTS
SOC2055 Introduction to SPSS for Sociology Students 4 ECTS
SOC2063 Sociology of Cyberspace 4 ECTS
SOC2068 Work Placement 4 ECTS
SOC2079 Sociology of Space and Place 4 ECTS
SOC3031 Politics and Social Movements 4 ECTS

In exceptional circumstances, students who encounter timetabling problems may be allowed to choose their electives from the following list:

SOC2044 Sociology of Law 1 4 ECTS
SOC2060 Sociology of Eating and Cooking 4 ECTS
SOC2067 Sociology of Disability 4 ECTS
SOC2071 Demography 1 4 ECTS
SOC2075 Introducing the Sociology of Business 4 ECTS
SOC3028 The Sociology of Deviance 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SOC2018 Empirical Research in Sociology 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC2103 Numbers and Society: Themes in Quantitative Sociology 4 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOC2002 Sociology of Welfare and Wellbeing 4 ECTS
SOC2007 Theories in Sociology of Religion 4 ECTS
SOC2013 Classical Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2047 Understanding Nations and Nationalism 4 ECTS
SOC2064 The Body, Society and Culture 4 ECTS
SOC2073 Visual Sociology 4 ECTS

In exceptional circumstances, students who encounter timetabling problems may be allowed to choose their electives from the following list:

SOC2006 Social Inequality 4 ECTS
SOC2050 Sociology of Law 2 4 ECTS
SOC2072 Demography 2 4 ECTS
SOC3030 Sociology of Sport 4 ECTS




Requirement for regular progression to Year 3:
26 ECTS credits in Social Studies
26 ECTS credits in the other area
8 ECTS credits optional study-units

Total credits for this year: 60 ECTS credits

YEAR THREE

In addition to the compulsory study-units, students are required to choose study-units to the value of 16 ECTS credits from the elective study-units on offer during the year.

Semester 1

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOC2010 Environmental Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2025 Locating the Global Society 4 ECTS
SOC2051 Contemporary Social Issues 4 ECTS
SOC2063 Sociology of Cyberspace 4 ECTS
SOC2068 Work Placement 4 ECTS
SOC2079 Sociology of Space and Place 4 ECTS
SOC3031 Politics and Social Movements 4 ECTS

In exceptional circumstances, students who encounter timetabling problems may be allowed to choose their electives from the following list:

SOC2044 Sociology of Law 1 4 ECTS
SOC2060 Sociology of Eating and Cooking 4 ECTS
SOC2067 Sociology of Disability 4 ECTS
SOC2071 Demography 1 4 ECTS
SOC2075 Introducing the Sociology of Business 4 ECTS
SOC3028 The Sociology of Deviance 4 ECTS




Semester 2

Compulsory Units (All students must register for this/these unit/s)

SST3001 Synoptic Study-Unit 1 6 ECTS (NC)
SST3002 Synoptic Study-Unit 2 6 ECTS (NC)

Elective Units Elective units are offered subject to availability and time-table constraints.

SOC2002 Sociology of Welfare and Wellbeing 4 ECTS
SOC2007 Theories in Sociology of Religion 4 ECTS
SOC2013 Classical Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2047 Understanding Nations and Nationalism 4 ECTS
SOC2064 The Body, Society and Culture 4 ECTS
SOC2073 Visual Sociology 4 ECTS

In exceptional circumstances, students who encounter timetabling problems may be allowed to choose their electives from the following list:

SOC2006 Social Inequality 4 ECTS
SOC2050 Sociology of Law 2 4 ECTS
SOC2072 Demography 2 4 ECTS
SOC3030 Sociology of Sport 4 ECTS




Requirement for successful completion of Year 3: 60 ECTS credits, of which:
28 ECTS credits in Social Studies
28 ECTS credits in the other area
4 ECTS credits optional study-units

Requirement for award of B.A. Social Studies and in another area of study: 180 ECTS credits, of which:
80 ECTS credits in Social Studies
80 ECTS credits in the other area
20 ECTS credits optional study-units

This programme of study is governed by the General Regulations for University Undergraduate Awards, 2019 and by the Bye-Laws for the award of the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts.
 
Last Updated: 7 October 2019
 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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