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Overview

Framework:
Access to HE
Level:
Level 3
Unit No:
QU007804
Credits:
6
Guided learning hours:
Not available

Qualification Grading Type

Graded

Grade Descriptors

  • GD2-Application of knowledge
  • GD7-Quality
  • GD1-Understanding the subject

Unit Learning Outcomes

1

Understand the essential focus of sociological enquiry.

Assessment Criteria

  • 1.1
    Evaluate the sociological approach to the study of human behaviour.
  • 1.2
    Summarise the similarities and differences between the sociological approach to human behaviour and those of the other social sciences.
  • 1.3
    Define a wide range of sociological terminology relating to the topic.

2

Understand the basic concepts of the three major sociological perspectives.

Assessment Criteria

  • 2.1

    Evaluate the major elements of argument involved in

    a) functionalism

    b) Marxism

    c) interactionism.

  • 2.2
    Evaluate the impact of the perspectives on the focus of research, techniques of data collection and the analysis of data.
  • 2.3
    Discuss the political basis of the perspectives.

3

Understand social and economic aspects of demographic trends.

Assessment Criteria

  • 3.1
    Critically consider the differences between the concepts of description and explanation.
  • 3.2
    Discuss the data presented in a pie chart, histogram and graph.
  • 3.3
    Extract and evaluate data from prescribed sources to illustrate and support argument relating to demographic trends.
  • 3.4

    Analyse the strengths and limitations of quantitative data.


4

Understand sociological differentials in mortality and morbidity.

Assessment Criteria

  • 4.1
    Explain the pattern of social differentials in mortality and morbidity, including social class, gender and ethnicity.
  • 4.2

    Critically evaluate competing explanations including biological, cultural and artefact

  • 4.3
    Discuss the need to multifactor explanations.

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