What Is Sociology? An Introduction (FutureLearn)

What Is Sociology? An Introduction (FutureLearn)
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This course is for anyone interested in sociology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society more broadly. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills.
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What Is Sociology? An Introduction (FutureLearn)
Examine perspectives on society, and the cultural issues facing society. Apply sociological theory to researching social groups. Discover the fascinating field of sociology. How can society be analysed? And what are some of the contemporary cultural issues in society? Get answers to these questions and more with this introduction to sociology course.

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On the course, you’ll learn about the basics of sociology and discover sociological theories. You’ll explore topics including class, social inequality, globalisation and the media. You will also learn how to do your own sociological research, and present your findings.

This course is part of the program Society and Culture: A Sociological Introduction, which is one of the building blocks that leads to a degree in Bachelor of Arts.


What topics will you cover?


- What is Sociology?

- What is sociogical theory and why is it important?

- Sex and Gender


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- identify the difference between sex and gender and the terms binary and spectrum

- explore the dominant narratives of femininity and masculinity

- produce a glossary of sociological terms

- investigate your own assumptions about popular culture



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This course is for anyone interested in sociology, cultural issues in society, or the workings of society more broadly. It would also suit those looking to develop their critical thinking or research skills.

MOOC List is learner-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission.