Each of the TLOS below has been divided into a number of subtopics. The subtopics are expanded further by looking at 3 specific questions:
- What do first year sociology students need to know and do in order to set them on their way to meet the TLOs in their third year?
- What are the barriers to student learning?
- What teaching strategies can we use to help students overcome these barriers?
The Good Practice Guide: First Year Sociology has an overview of this website and specific strategies for teaching Sociology in first year. Download it here.
- Demonstrate a sociological understanding of the nature of social relationships and institutions; patterns of social diversity and inequality; and processes that underpin social change and stability.
- Demonstrate knowledge of sociology as an academic discipline in its social, historical and world context, including its principal concepts and theories.
- Demonstrate an understanding of research processes in sociology including design, methodology and methods, ethics, analysis, interpretation, and the diversity of approaches to research.
- Demonstrate an ability to apply sociological theories, concepts and evidence to sociological questions.
- Demonstrate an ability to critically review, analyse, summarise and synthesise sociological scholarship including research using quantitative and qualitative data.
- Demonstrate an ability to develop arguments by using evidence, evaluating competing explanations, and drawing conclusions.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate sociological ideas, principles and knowledge to specialist and non-specialist audiences using appropriate formats.