United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Introduction to Sociology

when 31 July 2017 - 11 August 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 1150

This course is designed to introduce you to some of the key ideas of the discipline of sociology by examining the relationship between the individual and society. The course will introduce you to the principles - as well as some in-class experience - of core methods of social scientific research: survey research, qualitative interviews, ethnography and textual analysis. We will look at examples of research from a range of countries across a range of areas, including the body, young adults, gender, inequality, violence and the environment.

Course leader

Dr Sharani Osborn

Course aim

By the end of this course students are expected to
- have a solid grasp of fundamental sociological theories
- have enhanced their analytical and communication skills
- understand current debates related to sociological research methods
- understand the merit of sociological understanding for policy and public issues

Credits info

Non-credit bearing course.

Fee info

GBP 1150: Accommodation fees not included in course fees.
EUR 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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