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 theories of some prominent sociologists.

The course explores culture and subculture and the concept of society as a whole, including how societies influence the individuals that form them. We’ll take the discussion of society even further, by looking at the process of socialisation, followed by a dissection of the many forms of social groupings we find throughout the world, including an in-depth look at two of the major structures of a society's existence - marriage and family.

You’ll discover the history of religion, religion as a sociological concept, various religious organisations and the different types of religion. Finally, we explore different forms of power and authority and sociology’s theoretical perspectives on government.

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: What is Culture?
  • Part 2: Elements of Culture
  • Part 3: Pop Culture, Subculture and Cultural Change
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: Social Groups and Organisations
  • Part 2: Types of Groups
  • Part 3: Group Size and Structure
  • Part 4: Formal Organisations
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • 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
  • 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
  • Part 1: Authority
  • Part 2: Power and Forms of Government
  • Part 3: Politics in the United Kingdom
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
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.

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

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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).

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The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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