|Course code module||1MSOC_420|
|Study load (hours)||168|
|Language of instruction:||Dutch|
|Semester exam information:||exam in the 1st semester|
|Contract restriction information:|
- Knowledge of and insight in sociological theories of social change
- Knowledge of and insight in the architecture of welfare states
- Knowledge of and insight in the three basic processes of social demography (fertility, mortality and migration)
2. Objectives (expected learning outcomes)
- Critical evaluation of classic and contemporary sociological visions and theories on life course and the family
- Knowledge of and insight in data on family formation and dissolution from a life course perspective
- Knowledge of policy problems concerning the life course and the family and insight in the results of contemporary policy anlayses
3. Course content
The course consists of two parts, one of which is a distant learning course.
The following themes are addressedduring the courses:
1. LIfe course theories and methods
2. Transitions of young people (school-work transition, family formation)
3. Transitions of adults (children, work-life balance, family dissolution)
4. Transitions of the elderly (care and health)
The part in distant learning consists of a weekly assignment whereby studnets read 4 scientific articles (Dutch or English) which they use in the assignment.
4. Teaching method
Direct contact: LecturesTutorials
Personal work: ExercisesAssignments - individual
5. Assessment method
Exam: Oral, with written preparation
Continuous assessment: ExercisesAssignments(Interim) tests
6. Compulsory reading – study material
Reader with scientific articles.
7. Recommended reading - study material
Suggested scientific articles are available on Blakboard.
After class and by appointment.