Sociology and Criminology BA (Hons)Coventry University
£ 9.000 - (10.589 €)
- Bachelor's degree
- Scarborough (Inghilterra)
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This Sociology and Criminology course runs in 2016/17.
How can we explain the complexity of modern societies? Why do inequalities exist and why are some people, groups and communities stigmatised and segregated? Why are some forms of behaviour seen as deviant and criminal? This course uses cutting edge theories and research to explore today’s most pressing social issues relating to inequality, deviance and marginality.
This joint degree course critically engages with some of the most challenging issues of our time. You will learn to challenge pre-conceptions and develop strong analytical abilities in order to view the world with a perceptive and critical eye and will gain detailed knowledge of sociological and criminological theories and research methods.
While you build transferable academic abilities, your employability should be developed through work placement schemes and specific vocational subjects.
If you choose this course you will benefit from:
- placement opportunities to apply for which in the past have included local authorities and community, and with international organisations including, for example, the anti-mafia organisation Addio Pizzo in Sicily;
- events and conferences held by the School with leading practitioners, theorists and academics in the world of organised crime, social policy and global security;
- access to an experienced, open and friendly team of lecturers who employ a wide variety of teaching methods and are actively engaged in research which they bring into their teaching;
- an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad or an overseas placement;
- activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society created and run by the students of the School.
Sociology and Criminology combines two exciting and complementary disciplines.
In Sociology you will explore a range of key contemporary social issues such as: globalisation and development, modernity and postmodernity, inequality and social exclusion, media and culture, the family and gender relations, the city and urbanisation and crime and deviance.
In Criminology you will learn about the causes of crime and the ways in which societies respond to it through policing and the criminal justice system. You will study a wide variety of social phenomena associated with crime and deviance, developing a practical and theoretical understanding of the nature of crime, its causes, its control and associated forms of punishment in contemporary society.HOW WILL THIS COURSE BE TAUGHT?
Your course will be based on a series of lectures, with associated seminars, workshop practical classes. In addition, your personal tutor will review and discuss your progress with you and will be available for advice.HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?
An estimated percentage break down of how your final grade is assessed is as follows: coursework 50%; examination 50%; others will be coursework only.TEACHING CONTACT HOURS
In a typical teaching week you will have up to 14 contact hours of teaching and this will break down as:
Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1 hour of small group or individually guided work each week
Medium group teaching: 5 hours of seminars, tutorials and workshops each week
Large group teaching: 8 hours of lectures, online discussions and web-based activities each week
Personal study: you will be expected to spend 23 hours reading, studying and revising each week"