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Department of Sociology


Key Information

Online time-table
This is live time-table that is updated with changes as they happen. You can select "HSPS Part I" courses and view time, date and location information.

HSPS Part I lecture list
This is a static pdf document that provides an overview of HSPS Part I teaching across the year.

HSPS Part I course material
Here you can find paper guides, marking criteria, exam timetables and other information.

Part I Overview

In Part I, students take four introductory papers, which include:

  • Introduction to Sociology: Modern Societies I (SOC 1)
  • The Modern State and its Alternatives (POL 1)
  • International Conflict, Order, and Justice (POL 2)
  • Social Anthropology: The Comparative Perspective (SAN 1)

Alternatively, students can select three papers from the list above, and one paper from the list below:

  • Humans in Biological Perspective (B 1)
  • World Archaeology (A 1)
  • Introduction to the Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia (A 3)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PBS 1)