BSc Honours

Sociology AS

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Classroom based

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1 Year(s)

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3.1.1 Education
Students are expected to be familiar with sociological explanations of the following content:

the role and functions of the education system, including its relationship to the economy and to class structure
differential educational achievement of social groups by social class, gender and ethnicity in contemporary society
relationships and processes within schools, with particular reference to teacher/pupil relationships, pupil identities and subcultures, the hidden curriculum, and the organisation of teaching and learning
the significance of educational policies, including policies of selection, marketisation and privatisation, and policies to achieve greater equality of opportunity or outcome, for an understanding of the structure, role, impact and experience of and access to education; the impact of globalisation on educational policy.
3.1.2 Methods in Context
Students must be able to apply sociological research methods to the study of education.

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