Module Catalogues

Introduction to Social Sciences

Module Title Introduction to Social Sciences
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

To provide the student with a broad introduction to the disciplines and topics generally regarded as forming the social sciences, as well as to the problems examined by different kinds of social scientists.

Learning outcomes

A. Have a broad understanding of the range and scope of the social sciences
B. Be able to discuss issues about the relationships between the individual and society, the individual and the state, state and society
C. Be aware of the principle thinkers in the social sciences, and their ideas
D. Appreciate the potential social and policy impact of social science research
E. Begin to develop an understanding of social science methodologies and techniques
F. Begin to be able to apply their understanding of the social sciences to their own country’s experience
G. Understand the differences between different social sciences

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures to provide overview of weekly topic; seminars to review information in more depth; tutorials to discuss thinkers, concepts, and techniques and clarify any questions.
Some sessions on this module will be delivered by the Language Centre tutor, to assist students with language/study skills requirements for the module. The Language Centre tutor will also provide students with online language/study skills support to help them engage with module content.