How will this subject be delivered?
Exploring socialisation, culture and identity (paper 1) explores why we are the way we are and investigates the key factors which influence and create both society and us as individuals; analysing the formation of culture, the process of socialisation and the creation of identities. This unit includes youth culture, giving students the opportunity to discover the origins and purpose of teddy boys, hippies, skinheads and punks alongside modern subcultures.
Researching and understanding social inequalities (paper 2) introduces and explores the methods of sociological enquiry when exploring patterns in inequality within social class, gender, race and age, and looks at whether certain social groups are at an advantage or disadvantage, not just economically but also in education, crime, the work place and the mass media.
Debates in contemporary society (paper 3) engages students in theoretical debates:
- section a – globalisation and the digital social world explores the modern world, examining the impact of globalisation and the advancement in digital technology and forms of communication
- section b – crime and deviance explores issues of power and control. The social construction of crime and deviance are emphasised and the role of agencies of social control and the law are explored