Programme Description

Programme Description



University of Malta

Faculty of Arts

Social Studies (Joint Area)

(for courses commencing October 2020)

YEAR ONE

Semester 1

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

SOC1012 Introducing Research Methods in the Social Sciences 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1014 Family Life - A Sociological Investigation 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)
SOC1016 Theories of Social Policy 4 ECTS (NC)
SOC1046 Urban Society and Culture 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 26 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.

CGS2100 Cognitive Psychology of Mass Communication 4 ECTS
ECL2000 Introduction to European Union Law 4 ECTS
ENG2089 An Introduction to Cultural Criticism 2 ECTS
HST2010 Social History of Modern Europe 6 ECTS
IRL2093 Comparative Politics 4 ECTS
SOC2010 Environmental Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2055 Introduction to SPSS for Sociology Students 4 ECTS
SOC2067 Sociology of Disability 4 ECTS
SOC2071 Demography 1 4 ECTS
SOC2079 Sociology of Space and Place 4 ECTS
SOC3032 Sociology of the Professions 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

ECN4151 History of Economic Thought 2 ECTS
EST2020 Small States and the European Union 4 ECTS
HPA2520 Modern and Contemporary Church History 4 ECTS
HST2025 The European Union: Historical Considerations 4 ECTS
HST2029 Global history (c.1492 - c.1870) 4 ECTS
IRL2066 Religion and Secularism in International Relations 4 ECTS
MSP2064 Ethnomusicology 4 ECTS
SOC2002 Sociology of Welfare and Wellbeing 4 ECTS
SOC2007 Theories in Sociology of Religion 4 ECTS
SOC2013 Classical Sociology 4 ECTS
SOC2064 The Body, Society and Culture 4 ECTS
SOC2073 Visual Sociology 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 12 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.

ANT3020 Introduction to Child Anthropology 2 ECTS
ANT3023 Anthropological Perspectives on Human Rights 4 ECTS
ANT3030 Anthropology of Migration 4 ECTS
GEO2010 Environmental Impact Assessment 4 ECTS
GEO3004 Economic Geography 4 ECTS
GEO3096 The Geography of the Rural Environment: Agriculture and Food Production 4 ECTS
IRL2075 Environmental Issues in International Relations 4 ECTS
MCS3953 Social Media and 21st Century Communications 4 ECTS
PSY3650 Intercultural Encounters 4 ECTS
PSY3661 Psychoanalysis and Art 2 ECTS
SOC3031 Politics and Social Movements 4 ECTS
SOC2044 Sociology of Law 1 4 ECTS
SOC2067 Sociology of Disability 4 ECTS
SOC3028 The Sociology of Deviance 4 ECTS
SOC3032 Sociology of the Professions 4 ECTS




Semester 2

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

SOC2003 Qualitative Approaches in the Social Sciences 4 ECTS
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.

ANT2050 Anthropology of Borders 4 ECTS
CST3951 Cyberculture 4 ECTS
GEO2009 Landscapes, Natural Hazards and Human Opportunities 4 ECTS
IRL3041 Contemporary Warfare 4 ECTS
MCS3080 Online Journalism 4 ECTS
MCS3500 Consumer and Organizational Buying Behaviour 4 ECTS
PPL2014 Comparative Public Administration 4 ECTS
SOC2047 Understanding Nations and Nationalism 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: 5 August 2020
 
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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