Investigating inequalities in society
This course is aimed at students who might be interested in studying Sociology, Social Policy, History, Politics, Geography or another related courses at degree level.
The course starts with students researching contemporary evidence which highlights inequalities between different social groups including gender, sexuality, ethnicity, social class, disability, and age. We will focus on certain areas of society where these inequalities are more prevalent and in groups you will be able to create campaign posters or presentations to highlight the significance of the evidence you have found.
We will then use case studies to deepen our understanding of inequalities in contemporary society, considering a broad range of explanations for why these persist. We use several documentaries, with accompanying tasks that are designed to develop the student’s understanding of patterns of inequality, as well as building upon their skills of independent research and critical thinking, whilst making links to social and political theory.