|TITLE||Sociology of the Professions|
|LEVEL||03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course|
|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.
No single book covers the whole syllabus. A reading list will be provided.
|METHOD OF ASSESSMENT||
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