The Sociological Imagination

This module is designed to introduce you to the discipline of sociology by exploring the questions that define the discipline. It has three blocks which are: What is Sociology?, What is Society? and The Structure - Agency Problem.

In the first block you are introduced to the debates about the purpose of sociology and whether or not it can be a science of society.

The second block introduces you to the way the concept of society developed as a distinctly modern concept discussed by philosophers, political theorists and social scientists.

In the third block, you are introduced to the structure - agency problem and the way in which sociologists have focused on the micro level, the macro level and their possible integration.

Value: 20 credits

Assessment: Exam (100%)

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