This programme is designed for people who wish to gain an understanding of principles and practice of Sociology. No prior knowledge is required.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Understand the origins of sociology, what methods of enquiry are employed and describe some of the general sociological theories that have been established over the years
Explain the different sociological systems that exist within society and understand some of the perspectives and theories that have been proposed to explain this social phenomenon
Demonstrate your understanding of the socialisation process
Describe the social institutions that exist in society and explain their role in maintaining the stability of society
Detail some of the many social issues that exist in society and understand how social control is exercised
Identify how society is stratified and detail some of the theories that attempt to explain this social phenomenon
Explain what is meant by demography, group behaviour and social movements and give an overview of the social science of social psychology
The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment.
The course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted then marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.
Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies. The course will take around 90 hours of study to complete.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.
Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:
Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course
Assignment marking & feedback
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The course is divided up into seven units, as follows:
Unit 1 What is sociology?
The history of sociology
The study of sociology
General sociological theory
Unit 2 Social systems
Classical views on social change
Theories on culture
Region of origin
Unit 3 The socialisation process
Theoretical understandings of socialisation
Unit 4 Common social institutions
Work and Industry
Unit 5 Social Issues
Crime and deviance
Unit 6 Social stratification
Social class stratification
Ethnic group stratification
Theories of stratification
Unit 7 Social organisation of groups