Introduction to Social Theories EDUC1065

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

The course introduces students to a range of social theories, which provide important theoretical and conceptual foundations for community development practice and theory.


6 weekly meetings of 4 hours

Requirements of Entry



1. A 2000 word assessment (100%)

Course Aims

To enable students to become familiar, and understand, a range of social theories related to community development.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

The student will be able to:

1 Describe and understand a range of social theories, which are relevant to community development practice

2 Make links between a range of social theories and issues that are prevalent within community development practice

3 Demonstrate how a range of social theories influence community development practice

4 Present work according to academic conventions

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

80% attendance

Each element of the course assessment must be passed