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Major Sociological Paradigms: Crash Course Sociology #2

Major Sociological Paradigms: Crash Course Sociology #2

What’s up with society, exactly? I mean, is it a smoothly functioning whole, with different parts that fit together to keep it ticking? Or is it a jumble of different, competing groups, constantly at each other’s throats, struggling for control? Or maybe it’s, you know, a bunch of people who are just trying to get […]

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Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

What puts the “science” in “social science”? The things you probably think of as “science” – like biology, or physics, or chemistry – can seem a world apart from sociology and the concepts we’ve introduced so far. But sociology is a type of science; it’s just not one that uses beakers or microscopes. Rather than […]

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What is Social Network Analysis?

What is Social Network Analysis? You’ve heard of social networks before from the online versions like Facebook and Twitter to the more traditional social networks of people in a fraternity or in a small town. You’ve probably also heard about some of the interesting things you can learn about these networks when you analyze them, […]

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Why Choose the School of Social Sciences?

[MUSIC PLAYING] Learning and teaching in the School of Social Sciences is based upon depth of scholarship, a very lively research culture focusing on real world issues, professional experience in links with practice, which is exemplified by the way in which many of our courses are accredited by undergraduate and postgraduate courses by professional bodies, […]

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The University of Exeter: first steps to enhancing employability for Social Sciences students.

The University of Exeter: first steps to enhancing employability for Social Sciences students.

There’s a lot of support available from many people at Exeter. For example, if you just want a practice interview with the Career Zone they are very happy to do that. They also will give you general advice about what sort of career you want to do ranging from your personal mentor right up to […]

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Sociology & the Scientific Method: Crash Course Sociology #3

What puts the “science” in “social science”? The things you probably think of as “science” – like biology, or physics, or chemistry – can seem a world apart from sociology and the concepts we’ve introduced so far. But sociology is a type of science; it’s just not one that uses beakers or microscopes. Rather than […]

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Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

Karl Marx & Conflict Theory: Crash Course Sociology #6

You’ve probably heard of Karl Marx. He’s remembered as the father of divisive political movements, and his name is sometimes still thrown around in American politics as a kind of slur. But I don’t want to talk about that. I want to talk about Marx the philosopher. Marx the scholar. In the 19th century, a […]

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Sex and Gender

Sex and Gender

What’s the difference between ‘sex’ and ‘gender’, and why does it matter? In this lecture I’ll give you some background to this distinction, why it’s important, and how it has opened up a variety of ways of understanding gender in society. In everyday language people, often use the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ /interchangeably/. However, in […]

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We like Social Sciences –Just like you

We like Social Sciences –Just like you

I’m a very curious person and I really love to look for new stories and new people. Swedes are quite aware of what’s happening in the world and open and concerned about human rights. But there is always something to do. We can’t be one hundred percent satisfied. And that is why we are here, […]

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How does social class impact educational success? Wolfgang Lehmann – Department of Sociology

How does social class impact educational success? Wolfgang Lehmann – Department of Sociology

My name is Wolfgang Lehmann. I am a Professor in the Department of Sociology at Western University. I’m a qualitative researcher and I study broadly the role of social class in education, mostly higher education, and how people make a transition from education to employment. Most of my research has focused on working class students […]

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