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Department of Sociology

 

Coronavirus notice

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic and government guidance,  we have had to make some changes to the programme in order to mitigate against risks to health and to give you the best possible academic experience in the circumstances. We will continue to monitor and respond to the changing public health situation. For more information visit our Undergraduate Teaching FAQs.

Easter Term Update

Current government guidance is that in-person teaching will not change before 17 May at the earliest, and that this date will be subject to review. The University's policy on the return of students remains unchanged, as set out in the Vice-Chancellor's 9 April message to staff and students

Teaching will remain online for all courses at the Department of Sociology until further notice. General COVID-19 guidance for students can be found on the University website. Department-specific guidance for Sociology can be found on our coronavirus information pages.

Students wishing to take a one-year Part II in Sociology can take four papers from across Part IIA and Part IIB, subject to the following restrictions.

  1. Students normally ought to take either SOC2 ( Social Theory) or SOC3 (Modern Societies)
  2. Student should not take SOC4 ( Concept and Arguments) or CRIM3 (Two long-essays on Criminology Topic)
  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 2021-22, available Sociology Part II papers are:

Part IIA Part IIB

SOC2. Social theory: organiser: Prof P Baert

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

SOC4. Concepts and arguments in sociology: organiser: Dr D Kudaibergenova

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

SOC6. Advanced social theory: organiser: Prof J Gabrys

SOC7. Media, culture and society: organiser: Dr S Jayadeva

SOC8. War and revolution: organiser: Dr Hazem Kandil

SOC9. Global capitalism: organisers: Dr S Hogarth

SOC10. Gender: organiser: Dr J Chaparro-Buitrago

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

SOC12. Empire, colonialism, imperialism: organiser: Dr A Meghji

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 Order, Violence and Organised Forms of Criminality: organiser: Dr P Campana

Students should register their choices with the sociology administrator : enquiries@sociology.cam.ac.uk

The paper choices will have to be approved by the Sociology Head of Department.