FOUND004-23B (HAM)

Foundations of Social Sciences

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What this paper is about

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This paper introduces students to the social sciences. We begin by considering what the social sciences are, and consider when, where, how, and why they developed. We look at how social scientists view the world, consider personal worldviews and their powerful influence on how people make sense of their lives and others’. We also explore groups in general, looking in particular at customs, laws and institutions - how they work, what happens when they break down, how they change over time and how they can be studied.

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How this paper will be taught

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Each week there will be three 50-minute lectures in rooms, which you should go along to.

From week 2 onwards you should go along to a tutorial too.

All the practical details of each week's activities are on the Foundations of Social Sciences Moodle page, on Moodle.

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There is no required textbook for this paper. Any supplementary reading materials will be provided in lectures or tutorials or links will be posted on moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Contrast norms between different social groups and cultures
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  • Describe the key features of the social science worldview
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  • Differentiate between movements for social change
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  • Identify the distinctive areas of focus in different social science disciplines
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. My Worldview
23 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Humans and Lies
6 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 1
18 Aug 2023
No set time
15
  • Hand-in: In Lecture
4. Research Quiz
11 Sep 2023
No set time
10
  • Hand-in: In Tutorial
5. Crime and punishment
1 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Tutorial paricipation
13 Oct 2023
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Tutorial
7. Test 2
16 Oct 2023
No set time
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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