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Sociology Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Have you ever thought about the different groups in society and wondered what brings them together, why they function as they do, and what forces shape groups and communities?

Sociology addresses these questions by helping us to get a clear understanding of society and the kinds of social processes that take place in different groups. It also helps us to better understand ourselves, by examining how social influence affects the way we think.

The Sociology Diploma Course guides you through this subject and its power to both study and change our world. You’ll learn the fundamental principles of sociology and gain a clear understanding of how the different mechanisms of society interrelate.

The Sociology Diploma Course begins with an explanation of the subject, its historical background and some key theoretical perspectives in sociology. We'll look at some important sociological perspectives and how they are used in sociology and shed some light on the theori...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Sociology?
  • Part 2: Types of Sociology
  • Part 3: The Other Social Sciences
  • Part 4: What Does a Sociologist Do in Society?
  • Part 5: History of Sociology
  • Part 6: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Sociological Perspectives
  • Part 1: The Importance of Theory
  • Part 2: Major Perspectives in Sociology - Functionalism
  • Part 3: Conflict Theory
  • Part 4: Symbolic Interactionism and Feminism
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Major Figures of Sociology
  • Part 1: Why Sociology Emerged
  • Part 2: Auguste Comte (1798–1857)
  • Part 3: Harriet Martineau (1802–1876)
  • Part 4: Karl Marx (1818–1883)
  • Part 5: Max Weber (1864–1920)
  • Part 6: Émile Durkheim (1858–1917)
  • Part 7: Herbert Spencer (1820–1903) and Georg Simmel (1858–1918)
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Culture
  • Part 1: What is Culture?
  • Part 2: Elements of Culture
  • Part 3: Pop Culture, Subculture and Cultural Change
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Society
  • Part 1: What is Society?
  • Part 2: Pre-Industrial Societies
  • Part 3: Industrial and Post-Industrial Societies
  • Part 4: Theoretical Perspectives on Society
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Socialisation
  • Part 1: What is ‘Socialisation’?
  • Part 2: Self-Development
  • Part 3: Theory of Moral Development
  • Part 4: The Importance of Socialisation
  • Part 5: Agents of Socialisation
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Sociological Groups
  • Part 1: Social Groups and Organisations
  • Part 2: Types of Groups
  • Part 3: Group Size and Structure
  • Part 4: Formal Organisations
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Marriage and Family
  • Part 1: What is Marriage? What is a Family?
  • Part 2: Types of Intimate Relationships
  • Part 3: Line of Descent and Stages of Family Life
  • Part 4: Types of Families
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: Religion
  • Part 1: What is Religion?
  • Part 2: History of Religion as a Sociological Concept
  • Part 3: Types of Religious Organisations
  • Part 4: Types of Religion
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Government and Politics
  • Part 1: Authority
  • Part 2: Power and Forms of Government
  • Part 3: Politics in the United Kingdom
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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Who Would Benefit from This Course?

It will be of particular interest to anyone looking for a foundational level of knowledge from which to build upon with further study and will expose you to sub-topics within sociology in which you may wish to specialise.

It will also be interesting to you if you simply wish to better understand the world around you and your place within it.

Accreditations

The Sociology Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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