Advanced Seminar on Contemporary Sociological Issues


Postgraduate standing

This course will involve a semester’s guided study in an area apposite to the major research interest of the student.  This may include for example such areas as “Feminism and Work”, “The Culture of Poverty”, “Occupational Identities and Life Course Trajectories”, “Social Networks and Stratification”, and “Gender, Media and Modernity”.  Students will be expected to read widely and discuss the differing contributions of leading scholars in the selected fields.  They will be required to identify the theoretical paradigms used and the methodological implications of these, to develop an annotated bibliography, and to make regular written and oral presentations of their work.