Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE SOC3032

 
TITLE Sociology of the Professions

 
LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 4

 
DEPARTMENT Sociology

 
DESCRIPTION This unit seeks to answer the question: “Why is sociology interested in the professions?” and “What is the role of the professions in society?”; History of sub-discipline. Problematics. Socio-economic presuppositions. Professionals in non-professional organisations. The individual professions. Medicine - Law - Priesthood - Nurses - Teachers - Occupational Therapists - Engineers - Social Workers - Accountants; Modernisation; de-professionalisation.

Reading List

No single book covers the whole syllabus. A reading list will be provided.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Assignment SEM1 Yes 100%

 
LECTURER/S Mario Vassallo

 
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