Sociology

Lectures on social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour.

Sociology

Modernity and Postmodernity

In this course, Dr Ross Abbinnett (University of Birmingham) explores notions of modernity and postmodernity in sociological theory. In the first module, we consider the meaning of modernity and its characteristics. In the second, we look at...

5 lectures

0:58:51

Dr Ross Abbinnett

Birmingham University

Sociology

Aid and Development

In this course, Dr Nilima Gulrajani (Overseas Development Institute) explores global aid and its relationship to development. In the first module, we consider the emergence of the modern global aid system from mid-twentieth century. In the second,...

6 lectures

1:01:27

Dr Nilima Gulrajani

Overseas Development Institute

Sociology

Theories of Global Development

In this course, Professor Katie Willis (Royal Holloway, University of London) explores theories of global development. In the first module, we look at development as a contested concept, and at some of the ways it has been defined and measured. In...

6 lectures

1:01:33

Prof. Katie Willis

Royal Holloway, London

Sociology

Green Criminology

In this course, Dr Angus Nurse (Nottingham Trent University) explores green criminology and crimes against wildlife and the environment. In the first module, we introduce some key definitions, concepts and areas of interest within green...

5 lectures

0:55:07

Dr Angus Nurse

Nottingham Trent University

Sociology

The Sociology of Multiculturalism

In this course, Professor Tariq Modood (University of Bristol) explores sociological approaches to multiculturalism and integration. In the first module, we think about traditional understandings of integration as being grounded in cultural,...

4 lectures

0:29:32

Prof. Tariq Modood

Bristol University

Sociology

Crime and the Media

In this course, Dr Francesca Menichelli (University of Surrey) explores the relationship between crime and the media. In the first module, we think about depictions of crime in news media and the factors that shape which incidents of crime are...

5 lectures

0:59:24

Dr Francesca Menichelli

Surrey University

Sociology

Secularisation

In this course, Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) explores secularisation theory and evidence around the decline of religion in modern society. In the first module, we consider three classical theories of secularisation provided by...

5 lectures

0:56:15

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

Marxist and Critical Approaches to Education

In this course, Dr Eric Lybeck (University of Manchester) explores Marxist and critical approaches to education. In the first module, we consider some classical theories of education and its role in society, such as those of Karl Marx, Max Weber...

5 lectures

0:29:51

Dr Eric Lybeck

Manchester University

Sociology

Women, Gender and Religion

In this course, Professor Linda Woodhead (Lancaster University) explores religion through the lens of feminism/gender studies. In the first module, we explore some classic feminist critiques of Christianity, including the work of Elizabeth Cady...

7 lectures

0:54:12

Prof. Linda Woodhead

Lancaster University

Sociology

Transnational and Environmental Crime

In this course, Professor Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University) explores transnational and environmental crime. In the first module, we think about globalisation and the emergence of global crime. After that, in the second module, we explore the...

6 lectures

1:10:40

Prof. Tanya Wyatt

Northumbria University

Sociology

Sociological Theories of the Family

In this course, Dr Vicki Harman (University of Surrey) explores the sociology of the family. In the first module, we think about the different ways in which we might define the word 'family', as well as considering some of the alternative concepts...

6 lectures

0:39:03

Dr Vicki Harman

Surrey University

Sociology

Situational Crime Prevention

In this course, Professor Kate Bowers (University College, London) explores the theory and practice of situational crime prevention (SCP). In the first module, we think about the role of situation and opportunity in crime, including the important...

5 lectures

0:51:33

Prof. Kate Bowers

University College London