Department of Social Sciences

  • Sociology (BA or BSc)

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving Sociology students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location

    Monday 16 September

    Sociology Induction (for all Sociology students) 13:00-15:45 G538, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Student Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 15:45

    Student Central, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Visa Enrolment - for students who require a study visa

    15:45

    Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Tuesday 17 September

    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries)

    Drop-in from 10:00-12:00

    JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 18 September

    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus

    Thursday 19 September

    Subject Meeting 1 10:00-11:00 G534, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    All single honours students must attend this meeting.
    Combined honours students can choose toattend this meeting or the 11am meeting (see below).
    Subject Meeting 2 11:00-12:00 G534, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Combined honours students should attend meetings for both subjects but can choose which meeting to attend first.
    Meet Your Academic Advisor Drop-in from 14:00-16:00 You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive.

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules)

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00 JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00-16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline)

    Drop-in from 10:00-17:00 JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.

    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Dr Louella Matsunaga
    Programme Lead Dr Dan Bulley
    Subject Coordinator Dr Tamsin Barber
    Student Support Coordinator Ms Mandy Archer
    Academic Liaison Librarian Miss Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Ms Laura Crofts

    Recommended Reading

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Sociology modules. Please note that you are not required to buy books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Social Differences and Divisions Giddens, A. and Sutton, P.W. (2017). Sociology. 8th ed. Cambridge: Polity
    Foundations of Social Theory Giddens, A. and Sutton, P.W. (2017). Sociology. 8th ed. Cambridge: Polity
    Researching the Social World McCormack, M., Anderson, E., Kimberly, J. and Matthew, D. (2018). Discovering Sociology. London: Palgrave Macmillan
    Wright Mills, C. (1959/2000). The Sociological Imagination. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    Contemporary Societies: Structure and Change Macionis, J.J. and Plummer, K. (2012). Sociology: A Global Introduction. 5th ed. Harlow: Prentice Hall

    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Sociology. You should meet your Academic Advisor in their room on Thursday Week 0 between 2pm and 4pm. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Dr Tamsin Barber G421c 48 4177
    Dr Roderick Galam G428 48 3963
    Dr Abbey Halcli G425 48 3754
    Dr Irmak Karademir Hazir G421e 48 3863
    Professor Tina Miller G415c 48 3764
    Dr Clare Stovell G421d 48 3944