Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE SOC2051

 
TITLE Contemporary Social Issues

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Sociology

 
DESCRIPTION The theoretical theme will be the duality of social issues as they exist objectively (i.e. evidence in society) and the subjective dimension (i.e. public opinion about them). The student will be expected to apply these perspectives to contemporary research on a set of social issues. The study-unit will be conducted with an empirical orientation.

Reading List

- Kornblum/Joseph J. William (2001) Social Problems. Prentice Hall, 10th ed.
- Gregg Lee Carter (2001) Analyzing Contemporary Social Issues: A Workbook with Student CHIP Software. Allyn & Bacon.
- White J (1994) (ed) Contemporary Moral Problems, West Publishing Company, Minneapolis, 4th ed.
- K.J. Neubeck & M.A. Neubeck (1997) Social Problems: A Critical Approach , 4th ed.
- Krause Elizabeth L. (2005) A Crisis of Births: Population Politics and Family-Making in Italy, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before OR WHILE TAKING THIS UNIT YOU MUST TAKE SOC2018

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Mario Vassallo

 
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