Introduction to Sociology (SOCY101)
An understanding of Sociology and the social sciences; differentiation between common sense and Sociological thinking.
What are the social sciences and how do we "do" Sociology.
Introduction to South African Society (SOCY102)
An understanding of the relevance of Sociology to understanding South African society.
South African society, social change, social issues, inequality, and social institutions.
Research Methods in the Social Sciences (SOCY103)
To provide a foundation in research and in developing an understanding of research in the social sciences.
Principles and practices relevant to each stage of the research process. Includes hands-on conceptual and practical tasks.
Classical Sociological Theory (2A): [DHS2SY1] SOCY201
Introducing students to foundational theorists in the discipline, and the implications for research approaches and the study of social issues.
Essential ideas of several theorists; practical applications.
Sociology of Development (2B): [DHS2SY2] SOCY202
Examination of the processes of economic and social development.
Theories of development; poverty; rural sociology; urban sociology.
Contemporary Sociological Theory (3A): [DHS3SC1] SOCY301
Introducing students to contemporary theorists in the discipline.
Overview of theorists; approaches, trends and major concerns.
Research Design & IT (Sociology 3B (i)): [DHS3R12] SOCY305
To present principles and practice in carrying out social science research projects.
Principles of social research methods, practice of social research, scope and practice of contemporary information technology in research. Practical sessions on data managing software.
Contemporary Social Issues (Sociology 3B (ii)): [DHS3S12] SOCY306
Examination of definitions and theory of social problems, and intervention into social problems.
The sociology of social issues/problems approached through theory and case studies, such as crime and deviance, ill-health (eg. HIV/AIDS), poverty and inequality. Tutorials are used to develop student's ability to write research papers on social issues.
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