University of Edinburgh
Sociology is a wide ranging and complex discipline that covers everything to do with social behaviour, from the most micro forms of behaviour (such as body language) to large scale processes such as industrialisation or war. It is the study of people, social relationships and how society works. In these sessions, we will introduce you to a range of debates (such as how to understand inequality, or why we live in nations). We will introduce you to the Sociological Imagination which challenges taken-for-granted aspects of life to critical scrutiny and connects personal issues to wider social structures. We will discuss questions such as: what do we mean by society? Why do people act in the ways that they do, and why we present ourselves to others in particular ways?
Why do European languages matter? Well, because they’re not just spoken by Europeans, but by people around the globe! Join our programme and you’ll find that studying a language isn´t simply about learning grammar and vocabulary, but a gateway to exploring the world and understanding different cultures through literature, film and more. Delivered in English, the lectures will be followed by an interactive taster session helping you try out a brand new language in a fun and relaxed way. You do not need any language experience to participate. For the group project, you’ll research a cultural topic, including tasting some foreign specialities. We look forward to meeting you.
22 June 2020 - 27 June 2020
(No lanaguage experience necessary)