Module/Course Description

Course Title: Sociology: An introduction

Course Code: UU-SOC-1000-BHM

Programme: Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Hospitality Management - MW - BL

Credits: 3.00

Course Description:

Objectives of the Course:

The general aim of the course is to introduce students to the sociological study of society though promotion of knowledge and understanding of central concepts, application of social theory, use of scientific evidence and promotion of critical evaluation of common knowledge and perceptions about various social situations.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Define basic sociological concepts
2. Conceptualize social situations using these concepts
3. Outline the basic principles of the mainstream sociological traditions (functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, rational choice theory)
4. Apply theoretical thinking to empirical reality
5. Use empirical evidence in favor or against theoretical explanations
6. Critically evaluate common knowledge and perceptions about current social issues

Prerequisites: UU-ACG-1000, UU-MKT-2000, UU-MAN-2010, UU-BBA-2000, UU-ENG-1000, UU-ENG-1001, UU-ENG-1005, UU-COM-1000, UU-MTH-1000, UU-MTH-1005, UU-MTH-2000, UU-MTH-3000, UU-HOM-1000, UU-HOM-1010, UU-HOM-2010, UU-HOM-2020, UU-HOM-3000, UU-HOM-3005, UU-HOM-3010, UU-HRM-2000, UU-HRM-2045, UU-HRM-3070, UU-BA-IND100, UU-FNT-103, UU-ACG-1001-BHM, UU-PSH-1000-BHM, UU-PSH-1100-BHM

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