BSc Sociology and English Language

Aston University
Em Birmingham (Reino Unido)

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  • Birmingham (Reino Unido)
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Why choose this course? English Language at Aston is ranked 13th (out of 105 programmes in the UK) in the Guardian University Guide 2015 English Language achieved 100% Overall Satisfaction in the 2014 National Student Survey.
In the 2013 National Student Survey BSc English Language scored 100% for overall satisfaction  Sociology at Aston is currently ranked Top 15 in the UK for Employability in the 2015 Complete University Guide
Staff work routinely with law enforcement as expert witnesses in cases where speech and/or text constitutes part of the evidence

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Requisitos: 3 years full time or 4 years with integrated placement year UCAS Code: LQ33 Typical Offers A-levels: ABB from 3 A-levels. General Studies accepted. If your predicted grades are close to those stated in Aston's typical offers and if you are interested in Aston University and the courses we offer we encourage you to apply to us as one of your 5 UCAS choices. In addition to your predicted grades, when making offers we also consider your previous academic performance (eg AS grades, GCSEs), your school/college reference and the commitment and motivation you...


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O que se aprende nesse curso?

English Language
IT Law
Communication Training


This multi-disciplinary programme takes an applied approach to the teaching of Sociology and English Language, through the optional placement year and professionally relevant modules which draw directly on our cutting-edge research. You will be provided with a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and its role in the world today. You will also examine social processes, organisational dynamics and inter-group relationships. Important strengths of the course include the research-active teaching staff who are internationally recognised researchers in fields such as ethnic and gender equalities, global change, theories of social change, forensic linguistics, language and gender and TESOL studies. The placement year is an optional feature of the programme and is designed to give you real life experience and to act as a springboard for your future career. Our graduates are in demand from a wide range of employers where a sound understanding of societies, organisations, institutions and communication skills are required.

Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.

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Year 1 Core modules:
Introduction to English Language: contexts, modes and media     LE1085 
Introduction to English Language: Language in Society     LE1086 
Grammar and Meaning     LE1008 
Academic Communication Skills     LE1087

Social Theory 1     LK1007 
Becoming a Social Scientist     LK1011 

Year 2 Core modules:

Research Methods in Language and Communication     LE2019 
Variations of English     LE2053 
Working with Language Data     LE2032 

Research Methods 2     LK2002 
Social Theory 2     LK2001  

A choice of options to total 20 credits:
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (20 Credit)   LE2055 
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages  (10 Credit)  LE2012 
Language at Work     LE2007 
Computer-mediated communication     LE2057 
The Language of the Law     LE2056 
Language in the News Media     LE2022 
Work Based Project (10 Credit) LE2058
Work Based Project  (20 Credit) LE2059

And a choice of options to total 20 credits:
Global Society     LK2004 
Embodiment and Feminist Theory     LK2005 
CSI: Crime, Subversion and Injustice     LK2006 
Media and Society     LK2007 
Government and Globalisation     LK2010
Government and Management     LK2011
Environmental Policy     LK2014
Welfare States and Welfare Change     LK2015
Comparing and Evaluating Public Policies     LK2016
Kith and Kin: Family Lives in a Social Context     LK2017
The Social Life of Stuff     LK2018

Year 3

Optional Placement

Final Year Core:
English Dissertation     LE3006 

Choice of options to total 40 credits:
Spoken Discourse Analysis     LE3022
Learning English    LE3026
Corpus Linguistics     LE3028 
Multimodal Analysis     LE3029 
Language as Evidence     LE3031
Language Contact and Globalization     LE3033 

Choice of options to total 60 credits:
Dissertation     LK3001 
Ageing, Society, and Policy     LK3006 
Work, Organisations and Society     LK3008 
Modern British Governance     LK3002 
Racism, Class and Gender     LK3010 
Health matters: understanding patterns and policies     LK3009 
Contemporary Social Movements     LK3011 
Corporate Power in a Globalised World     LK3004 
Sport and Society     LK3012 
Pregnancy and Politics     LK3013 
Learning to Labour: Education and Society     LK3007 
Religion and Society     LK3014 
Music and Society     LK3016 
International Migration and Policy     LK3018
Health Policy     LK3019
The Challenges of Climate Change     LY3031
Kith and Kin: Family Lives in a Social Context (Final Year Version)     LK3020