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Year 2 Course Listings

Below you can see what courses are on offer within SPS in 2017/18.  You will be automatically registered for any compulsory courses, including Fundamentals where applicable, but you will also need to select additional courses to ensure your total number of credits for the year is 120.   

All course information is kept as up to date as possible, but please be aware that this information is subject to change ahead of the start of teaching. We will inform you of any changes as soon as possible. Please note that this site only contains information on SPS courses and there may be options available to you from other Schools.  To see your full list of options refer to the rules for your degree programme on DRPS or Path.

Students should double-check their timetable when the final timetabling information becomes available in July to ensure there are no clashes or issues. Level 7/8 courses are for 1st/2nd year students and Level 10 courses are for 3rd/4th year students. Level 11 courses are for postgraduate students.  Courses in italics are not being delivered in 1718

Courses

Courses are grouped by subject area and semester.  Please note the running times of the courses and ensure that any you choose do not clash with your compulsory courses.

Each subject area section will provide a link to the course list on Path and DRPS. You can use these to access the full details of each course, including the syllabus, any pre-requisites, reading lists, assessment information, etc. All courses in SPS are 20 credits.

Politics and International Relations

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester 

PLIT08004

Introduction to Politics and International Relations  

Not available to students not registered on a Politics or IR degree

Monday 15.10-16.00 Thursday 15.10 – 16.00

Sem 1

PLIT08012

Politics in a Changing World: An Introduction for Non-Specialists

For students not registered on a Politics or IR degree

Monday 13.00- 15.00 (lecture)

Friday 13.00-15.00 (Transatlantic Seminar)

Sem 1

PLIT08006

International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond

Monday 16.10 – 17.00 Thursday 16.10-17.00

Sem 1

SSPS08010

Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World: Key Concepts, Controversies and Challenges

Monday and Thursday 11.10-12.00

Sem 1

PLIT08015

British Politics: The Beginning of the End? 

Wednesday & Thursday 16:10-17.00

Sem 2

PLIT08011

Political Thinkers

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 15.10 – 16.00

Sem 2

PLIT08008

Comparative Politics in a Globalized World

Monday 10.00- 10.50 Thursday 10.00-10.50

Sem 2

PLIT08009

Introduction to Political Data Analysis

Tuesday 9.00 – 10.50

Sem 2

The below courses are taken only by Students taking a degree in Politics and International Relations

PLIT08010

Fundamentals 2: Politics & International Relations

This course is for students in the second year of their degree.

Thursday 15:00- 16:00

Sem 1- Week 1 -5


Sociology

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SCIL08004

Sociology 1A: The Sociological Imagination: Individuals and Society

Tuesday 14.10-15.00

Friday 14.10- 15.00

Sem 1

SCIL08012

Sociology 2A: Thinking Sociologically

Monday 14.10-15.00 Thursday 14.10-15.00

Sem1

SCIL08005

Sociology 1B: The Sociological Imagination: Private Troubles, Public Problems

Tuesday 14.10-15.00

Friday 14.10- 15.00

Sem 2

SCIL08013

Sociology 2B: Researching Social Life

Monday 14.10-15.00 Thursday 14.10-15.00

Sem  2

SCIL08011

Fundamentals 2: Sociology

This  course is taken only by Students taking a degree in Sociology

Tuesday 9 :00- 10:00 Full year

Social Anthropology

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SCAN08013

Social Anthropology 1A: The Life Course

Monday and Thursday 16.10 – 17.00

Sem 1

SCAN08011

Social Anthropology 2: Key Concepts

Monday 15.10 – 16.00 Thursday 15.10 – 16.00

Sem 1

SCAN08010

Empires

Monday and Tuesday  13.10-14.00

Sem 1

SCAN08007

Fundamentals: Studying Anthropology

This  course is taken only by Students taking a degree in Social Anthropology and are a compulsory part of the Social Anthropology degree

Thursday 13.10-14.00

Sem 1

SCAN08008

Fundamentals: Ethnographic Theory

This  course is taken only by Students taking a degree in Social Anthropology and are a compulsory part of the Social Anthropology degree

Tuesday 17.00-18.00

Sem 1

SCAN08012

Social Anthropology 1B: Anthropology Matters

Monday and Thursday 16.10-17.00

Sem 2

SCAN08005

Ethnography: Theory and Practice

Tuesday 15.10 – 16.00

Sem 2

SCAN08014

Africa in the Contemporary World

Tuesday and Wednesday 11.10-12-12.00

Sem 2

SCAN08006

Fundamentals: Anthropological Practice

Thursday 16.10-17.00

Sem 2

SCAN08009

Fundamentals: Reading and Writing Anthropology

Tuesday 17.00-18.00

Sem 2

Social Work

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SCWR08003

Social Work: Making a Difference

Tuesday 11.10-12.00

Thursday 11.10-12.00

Sem 1

SCWR08004

Social Work: Policy and Legal

Frameworks

Tuesday 10.00- 10.50

Thursday 10.00 – 10.50

Sem 1

SCWR08005

From Research into Practice: Landmarks in Social Work Research in Social Work Research

Tuesday 11.10 -12.00

Thursday 11.10 – 12.00

Sem 2

SCWR08007

Working and Relating: Developing Your People Skills

Wednesday 10.00-10.50

Sem 2

Social Policy

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester 

SCPL08004

Social Policy and Society

Monday 12.10-13.00

Wednesday 12.10 -13.00

Sem 1

SCPL08006

European Social Policy

Tuesday 12.10-13.00 Thursday 12.10 -13.00

Sem 1

SCPL08012

Understanding Public Policy

Monday and Wednesday 10.00-10.50

Sem 1

SCPL08011

Rethinking the Financial Crisis

Monday, Friday 13.00-14:00

Sem 1

SCPL08005

Politics of the Welfare State

Monday 12.10-13.00

Wednesday 12.10 -13.00

Sem 2

SCPL08010

Evidence, Politics, and Policy

Tuesday 12.10-13.00 Thursday 12.10 -13.00

Sem 2
SCPL08007

Fundamentals:  Social Policy 1

This course is taken only by Students taking a degree in Social Policy.
Monday 11.00-12.00 Full Year
SCPL08008

Fundamentals 2: Social Policy

This  course is taken only by Students taking a degree in Social Policy
Wednesday 12.00-13.00 Full Year

Quantitative Methods

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SSPS08009

Mathematics for Social Science

Wednesday 11.10-12.00

Tuesday 16.10 -17.00

Friday 13.10-14.00

Sem 1

SSPS08007

Doing Social Research with Statistics

Monday 12.10 – 13.30

Friday 14.10-15.30

Sem 2

SSPS08008

Introduction to Statistics for Social Science

TBC

Sem 2

Other School Courses

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SSPS08010

Understanding Gender in the Contemporary World: Key Concepts, Controversies and Challenges

Monday and Thursday 11.10-12.00

Sem 1

SCIL07001

Statistical Literacy

Tuesday 13.10-14.00

Thursday 13.10-14.00

Update 08/06- This course will now run in Semester 2. 

Sustainable Development

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SCIL08008

Sustainable Development 1A: Introducing Sustainable Development

Tuesday 9.00 -9.50

Thursday 9.00 – 9.50

Sem 1

AFRI08001

International Development, Aid and Humanitarianism

Tuesday 11.10-12.00

Wednesday 11.10-12.00

Sem 1

SCIL08009

Sustainable Development 2A: Perspectives on Sustainable Development

Wednesday and Friday 10.00-10.50

Sem 2

STIS08003

Science and Society 1B: Nature and Environment

Tuesday 9.00-9.50 Friday 9.00 – 9.50

Sem 2

Science, Technology and Innovation Studies (STIS)

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

STIS08004

Science and Society 1A

Monday 9.00- 9.50

Tuesday 9.00 – 9.50

Thursday 9.00 – 9.50

Sem 1

STIS08001

History of Medicine 1

Monday 17.10- 18.00

Tuesday 17.10 –18.00

Thursday 17.100 – 18.00

Sem 1

STIS08005

History of Science 1

Monday 17.10- 18.00

Tuesday 17.10 -18.00

Thursday 17.100 - 18.00

Sem 2

STIS08003

Science and Society 1B: Nature and Environment

Tuesday 9.00-9.50

Friday 9.00 – 9.50

Sem 2

STIS08002

Technology in Society

Monday 12.10-13.00

Tuesday 12.10 – 13.00

Sem 2

South Asian Studies

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

SAST08003

South Asia in the World

Monday 10.00-10.50

Wednesday 10.00-10.50

Sem 2

African Studies

Course Code

Course Name

Lecture Day and Time

Semester

AFRI08001

International Development, Aid and Humanitarianism

Tuesday 11.10-12.00

Wednesday 11.10-12.00

Sem 1

SCAN08014

Africa in the Contemporary World

Tuesday and Wednesday 11.10-12-12.00

Sem 2

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