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1 Summer term 2017 June 2017 June 2017 July 2017 July 2017 July 2017 Intro to course & definitions of Functionalist views on role or : Durkheim Functionalist views on role or : Malinowski, Parsons, Bellah Marxist views on role or Feminist views on role or Interpretivist views on : Berger s sacred canopy role of Definitions of religious belief role of Functionalist on purpose or role of Marxist on purpose or role of Feminist on purpose or role of Interpretivist : Berger s sacred canopy Evaluation of structural

2 Half Term 1 4 th September 11 th September 18 th September 25 th September 2 October 9 th October 16 th October Review summer term (2017) material Religion & social change: Weber & Calvinism Religion & social change: Bruce Religion & social change: Social Protest & New Christian Right Secularisation: problems measuring religious decline Secularisation: arguments & evidence for religious decline: Bruce, Parsons, Weber, Wilson, Berger. Evaluate Postmodernity: arguments against secularisation changing nature of Postmodernity: Davie, Hervieu- Leger, Lyon Existential security & religious market context Nanda and development contextfundamentalism, Castells, Bauman, Giddens, Relationship between and social change/social stability Religions as a conservative force (review of Functionalism/Femini sm/marxism) Weber - Religion as a force for change Relationship between and social change/social stability Religion and social protest Gramsci & hegemony Evaluation of of social change Secularisation debate problems defining & measuring secularisation Secularisation debate explanations of secularisation (arguments for & against) secularisation in America growth of religious diversity evaluation of the secularisation debate Postmodern views: changing postmodernity & changing nature of Postmodern views: changing religious market existential security evaluation of postmodern context & development (India, east-asia & Latin America) religious fundamentalism Bruce s cultural defence

3 Half Term 2 30 st October 6 th November 13 th November 20 st November 27 h November 4 th December 11 th December contextfundamentalism, Castells, Bauman, Giddens, Huntingdon clash of civilisations Religious organisations types & definitions cult, sect, church, denomination Religious organisations reasons for the growth of NRMs and NAMs Dynamics of sects and cults Religious participation gender, ethnicity, age, social class Science & Ideology sciences as a belief system Popper, Kuhn, Evans-Pritchard Ideology, science & Structural Functionalism & Marxism understanding on society Structural Feminism understanding on society context Huntington s & the clash of civilisations evaluation of global context Religious organisations & movements types of religious movements and the differences between them: (church, denomination, sect, cult) Religious organisations & movements New religious movements key features, & evaluation New age movements - key features, & evaluation explanations for the growth in the appeal of NRMs and NAMs Religious participation by social group Gender, Ethnicity, Age & social class - reasons why people join different religious movements & changing patterns Ideology, science & of science Religion & science as belief systems how similar is to science as a belief system? Theories of ideology (Marxism, Neo-Marxism, Mannheim, feminism) is religious belief just another ideology? Postmodernist approaches to ideology, science & Paper 1 & 3 Theory & Methods Structural on society Functionalism- view on society key & studies Evaluation of Functionalism Marxism - view on society key & studies Evaluation of different types of Marxism Paper 1 & 3 Theory & Methods Structural on society Feminism - view on society key & studies Evaluation of different types of Feminism

4 Half Term 3 Half Term 4 3 January 8 January 15 th January 22 January 29 January 5 th February 19 th February 26 th February Social action 5 th March Theories of 12 th March 19 th March Objectivity & values Sociology & social Methods review 26 th March Functionalism & 16 April Interactionists Realist of modern, Media & Crime by social policy group - Globalisation Positivism &, vs Crime prevention, Durkheim, Crime prevention, of understanding left on right postmodern The media and as a cause & of Gender, social class & green, Interpretevism, human control, Strain punishment, & control, punishment & society realism late, modernity moral panics, ethnicity Should social rights policy s quantitative & state and victims victims Labelling subcultural strain exaggeration & Is sociology a be influenced by qualitative, choice Symbolic Causes and solutions of distortion, cyber s science Key trends and sociological of method and Strategies for Victims of interactionism sociological research topic prevention victimisation, Marxist & neomarxist of EM explanations for levels Different views on and its effects PM of within each Application to exam punishment group Qs Changing role of Paper 1 & 3 Paper 1 & 3 Paper 1 & 3 Paper 1 & 3 prisons Theory & Methods Theory & Methods Theory & Methods Theory & Methods Social Action on Globalisation, Sociology & social policy Research Methods PLC Theories of society modernity & postmodernity Weber & Symbolic Interactionism Post modern Ethnomethodology (EM) Late modern Labelling Phenomenology (PM) Postmodern Marxist Evaluation of Evaluation of different social action Evaluation of Labelling Paper 1 & 3 Theory & Methods Objectivity & Values Early positivist argument Value freedom & committed sociologist view Evaluation of key arguments & theorists Sociology & Science Positivist versus Interpretevist explanations Popper, Kuhn, Realist Evaluation of key arguments & theorists Social problems and the influence of sociology on policy Key perspectives on whether sociology should influence policy or not: Positivist, Social democrat, Marxist, Feminist, New Right, Gidden s third way Evaluation of key arguments & theorists Explain quantitative and qualitative methods of research Explore the relationship between positivism and sociological methods Explore the relationship 3 quantitative and qualitative data, identifying the advantages and disadvantages Explain quantitative and qualitative methods of research Theories of Functionalism (Durkheim) Functionalist strain Functionalist subcultural strain Evaluation of all Functionalist Marxism: Chambliss, Gordon, Snider Neo-Marxism: Hall & Gilroy Evaluation of all Marxist

5 Theories of Right Realism causes, solutions Left Realism causes, solutions Evaluation of both right and left realism Media & Media representation of Different views on the media as a cause of Moral panics & the role of the media Global cyber s Evaluation of all Gender and Key patterns of offending Theories on why females commit less Theories on why female is rising Theories of male (masculinities) Evaluation of all gender & Ethnicity & Key patterns of offending Left Realist explanations Neo Marxist explanations Evaluation of both theoretical explanations Globalisation & Theories on the link between globalisation & Green two views & examples of environmental Different explanations of state Evaluation of all /views on globalisation & Control, prevention & victims The three prevention strategies Evaluation of the three prevention strategies Sociological perspectives on punishment & evaluation Control, prevention & victims The changing role of prisons over time & Foucault s Victims of : positivist & critical criminology perspectives on victimisation & evaluation Ethnicity & victimisation Half Term 5 23 th April 30 th April 7 th May 14 th May 21 May 4 June 11 th June

6 Paper 1 exam 5 June 2018 Continued revision of all topics Paper 2 exam Review of all units and topics 13 th June 2018 Focus on exam skills and practice questions Return to AS topics on Families & Households & Education with research methods in context review and apply to questions Continued revision of paper 3 topics Paper 3 exam 15 th June 2018 n/a ALL n/a ALL ALL ALL ALL

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