Sociology


Sociology

Sociological Theories of Crime

In this course, Dr Francesca Menichelli (University of Surrey) explores sociological theories of crime. In the first module, we consider early approaches to explaining crime, particularly those from a Functionalist perspective, including Émile...

6 lectures

1:29:10

Dr Francesca Menichelli

Surrey University

Sociology

Health Inequalities

In this course, Professor Clare Bambra (Newcastle University) explores health inequalities in the United Kingdom. In the first module, we think about how to define and measure social class, regional and ethnic inequalities. In the second, we...

4 lectures

0:47:35

Prof. Clare Bambra

Newcastle University

Sociology

Black British Feminism and Education

In this course, Professor Heidi Mirza (Goldsmiths, University of London) explores Black British Feminism, its history and core ideas, and its relationship to the study of education. In the first module, we look at the origins of the Black British...

5 lectures

0:55:13

Prof. Heidi Mirza

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sociology

Qualitative Methods in Education Research

In this course, Professor Liz Atkins (University of Derby) explores qualitative research methods and their application to education. In the first module, we consider some challenges and practical issues associated with qualitative research,...

7 lectures

1:06:05

Prof. Liz Atkins

Derby University

Sociology

The Family: Marxist and Feminist Theories

In this course, Professor Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary University of London) explores Marxist and Feminist approaches to the family. In the first module, we caution against seeing different sociological approaches, particularly Functionalism,...

5 lectures

0:21:49

Prof. Michèle Barrett

QMUL

Sociology

Émile Durkheim on Religion

In this course, Professor Sondra Hausner (University of Oxford) explores Émile Durkheim’s writings about religion. In the first module, we introduce some key underpinnings of Durkheim’s work, such as his emphasis on the scientific method, his...

4 lectures

0:31:44

Prof. Sondra Hausner

Oxford University

Sociology

Gender and the Domestic Division of Labour

In this course, Dr Vicki Harman (University of Surrey) explores gender and the domestic division of labour. In the first module, we think about classical Sociology, particularly Functionalism, in which domestic labour was both undervalued and...

5 lectures

0:40:10

Dr Vicki Harman

Surrey University

Sociology

Old Age and Population Ageing

In this course, Professor Pat Thane (Birkbeck, University of London) explores population ageing, its causes and impacts, policies related to it, and the place of older people in society. In the first module, we look at the historical process of...

5 lectures

0:42:10

Prof. Pat Thane

Birkbeck College, London

Sociology

Social Research: Issues and Debates

In this course, Professor Tim May (University of Sheffield) explores several important issues in social research, and the debates which surround them. In the first module, we consider key perspectives on epistemology – is it possible for research...

5 lectures

0:39:39

Prof. Tim May

Sheffield University

Sociology

Social Research: Methods

In this course, Professor Tim May (University of Sheffield) explores several different methods commonly used in social research and outlines how they are applied in practice. In the first module, we look at official statistics, the ways in which...

5 lectures

0:37:02

Prof. Tim May

Sheffield University

Sociology

Globalisation

In this course, Professor Rafal Soborski (Richmond, The American International University in London) explores key debates around the concept and characteristics of globalisation. In the first module, we consider some notable ways in which...

5 lectures

1:05:21

Prof. Rafal Soborski

Richmond University, London

Sociology

Secularisation and Religion in Sociology

In this course, Professor Grace Davie (University of Exeter) explores thinking about secularisation and religion in Sociology. In the first module, we think about the centrality of secularisation in the theories of three “founding fathers” of the...

6 lectures

0:53:14

Prof. Grace Davie

Exeter University

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