Introduction to Sociology
University of Cape Town
Cape Town, South Africa
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Host University Units18
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 5
Hours & Credits
OverviewPeople move through life in a set of socially structured institutions like the family,education, work and eldership. How are we shaped by the society around us? What part can we playin shaping our society? How have sociologists tried to make sense of the society around us in whichour everyday experience is located? What is the sociological imagination? How does it help us to gobeneath surface appearances to better understand what is happening? The course introduces studentsto major ways in which sociologists have grappled to make sense of historically dynamic society inan increasingly globalized context.DP requirements: Completion of all written tests, essays and assignments.Assessment: Coursework (incorporating tutorial exercises, assignments and tests) counts 50%; onetwo-hour examination counts 50% of the final mark.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.