Module code: SOC3034

Module provider


Module Leader

HUBBARD KA Dr (Sociology)

Number of Credits


ECT Credits



FHEQ Level 6

JACs code


Module cap (Maximum number of students)


Module Availability

Semester 2

Overall student workload

Workshop Hours: 22

Independent Study Hours: 128

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Project (Group/Individual/Dissertation) GROUP PROJECT 40%
Coursework ESSAY (2000 WORDS) 60%

Alternative Assessment


Prerequisites / Co-requisites

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Be able to critically evaluate a wide range of theoretical perspectives which seek to explain the social organisation of the family and roles within the family
Have a thorough understanding of contemporary experiences of family life
Be able to identify and analyse a range of empirical approaches to the family, the division of labour and household reproduction and to critically appraise these approaches
Be aware of key debates and emergent trends in the sociology of family life

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

Methods of Teaching / Learning

Assessment Strategy

Reading list

Reading list for FAMILIES AND SOCIETY : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/soc3034

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.