For a summary of the Sociology 2nd year course, click here:
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Paper combinations in the single Sociology stream or joint streams with Social Anthropology, or with Politics, can be found here:
Part II A Sociology Paper Guides
Soc 2: Social Theory; course organiser: P Baert
Soc 3: Modern Societies II: Global Social Problems and Dynamics of Resistance; course organiser: M Moreno Figueroa
Soc 4: Concepts and Arguments; course organiser: M Desai
Soc 5: Statistics and Methods; course organiser: M Ramsden
Politics and Sociology
- POLIS undergraduate secretary is the administrator for this joint track.
- You will have a choice of papers from Politics. These include POL3 or POL4 and POL7 or POL8. You are then required to take SOC2 and SOC3.
- More information on the Politics papers can be found on the POLIS .
Sociology and Anthropology
- Odette Rogers is the administrator for this joint track.
- You will take two papers chosen from: SOC2, SOC3, or SOC5.
- You will take SAN2 and one paper chosen from: SAN3 or SAN4.
More information on the Social Anthropology papers and this joint track can be found on their website.
You will find course hand-outs and past exam papers on the Part IIA ; journal articles and other copyright material are on the .
Other department Moodle sites can be found here:
Course Work and Exams
SOC 4 ESSAYS Submission Deadlines
First Essay: Monday 23 January 2017, by 12.00 noon
Second Essay: Monday 1 May 2017, by 12.00 noon
Electronic versions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, and TWO hard-copies to be handed-in at the Sociology Office, Free School Lane
Soc 4 long essays and Dissertations guidelines
Marking Criteria for Scripts, Soc 4 essays and Dissertations
Classing Criteria for HSPS Part II can be found here.
The following guidelines have been set up by the Sociology Undergraduate Education Committee regarding supervisions:
- Students should expect to receive 6 to 8 supervisions for each paper.
- Students will be expected to produce a minimum of 4 essays instead of being required to write 6 essays. While still holding the stipulated 6 supervisions, individual supervisors can decide to use some supervision sessions to read and discuss an article, ask students to present on a topic, or find other ways to address the topic in ways that are stimulating and provide a learning experience for students.
- Supervisions should not start later than week 3 of Michaelmas term.
- Queries and concerns relating to supervisions should be addressed by students, in the first instance to their Director of Studies; secondly to the Course Organiser; thirdly to the Director of Sociology Undergraduate Education: Dr Manali Desai.