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Department of Sociology


Guidelines for students wishing to take a one-year Part II in Sociology: 2019-20


Students wishing to take a one-year Part II in Sociology can take four papers across Part IIA and Part IIB.

  1. Students  normally ought to take either SOC2 ( Social Theory) or SOC3 (Modern Societies)
  2. Student should not take HSPS SOC4 ( Concept and Arguments)
  3. Replacing one of the papers by a dissertation is not allowed.
  4. SOC6 can be taken only if SOC2 was taken in Year 2.

In 2019-20, available Sociology Part II papers are:

Part IIA:

SOC2. Social theory: organiser: Prof P Baert

SOC3. Modern societies II: organiser: Dr M Moreno Figueroa

SOC4. Concepts and arguments in sociology: organiser: Dr M Desai

SOC5. Statistics and methods(also serves as Paper CRIM2) : organiser: Dr M Iacovou

CRIM1:Foundations in Criminology and Criminal Justice: organiser: Dr C Lanksey

CRIM3:Two long-essays on a Criminology Topic: organiser: Prof L Gelsthorpe

Part IIB:

SOC6. Advanced social theory: organiser: Prof J Gabrys

SOC7. Media, culture and society: organiser: Dr E McPherson

SOC8. Religion and Contentious Mobilization: organiser: Dr T Donker

SOC9. Global capitalism: organisers: Dr S Hogarth (M)/Dr A Meghji (L&E)

SOC10. Gender: organiser: Prof S Franklin

SOC11. Racism, race and ethnicity: organiser: Dr M Moreno Figueroa

SOC12. Social Problems in Modern Britain: organiser: Dr J Miley

SOC13. Health, medicine and society: organiser: Dr D Weinberg

SOC15. Criminology, sentencing, and the penal system (also serves as paper CRIM4) (Paper 34 of the Law Tripos): organiser: Prof L Gelsthorpe

CRIM5: Social Networks and Crime: Global perspectives on social order, violence and organised crime: organiser: Dr P Campana


Students should register their choices with the sociology administrator :

The paper choices will have to be approved by the HSPS Faculty Board.