Most modules in Sociology are divided into lectures of around 50 minutes and a class of around 50 minutes. Some are taught as a 2hr seminar, and others via a 50-minute lecture and 2-hr lab.
Lectures, classes, labs and seminars will be taught face-to-face. The lectures will provide an overview of the substantive debates around the topic of the week, while the classes will give you the opportunity to reflect on your learning and actively engage with your peers to develop your understanding further.
You are strongly encouraged to attend the classes and to do the relevant reading before the class, as they provide an opportunity to talk with your class teacher and other students about the relevant topic. The classes will be captured and available via Listen Again. However, if you want to gain the most you can from these classes it is very important that you attend and engage. Please note that the recording of classes is at the discretion of the teacher.
There are two assignments each term (and the final exam – see below), as well as the required reading for each week.
Please note that you should be spending up to eight hours per week undertaking your own private study (reading, preparing for classes or assignments, etc.) on each of your modules (e.g. 32 hours in total across four 30-credit modules)