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Dr Paul Jones

Senior Lecturer Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology

Teaching

Sociological Theory

Much of my teaching engages with contemporary and 'classical' sociological theory. In particular, I co-ordinate a second year module that is based around a comprehensive introduction to major shifts in sociology - such as implied by analysis of major perspectives; the 'cultural turn'; and social studies of knowledge production. I also make contributions both to a first year core module and a MA module on Philosophy of Social Science.

Urban Sociology

I co-ordinate two optional modules in this general area: the first is a module on classical and contemporary urban sociologies, the second is a module on the 'sociology of architecture'. In my teaching - and research - I am particularly interested in the material, urban forms of social division.

Visual Sociology

I run a short course on visual analysis that is available to MA students and PhD researchers. The aim of this course is to draw out some distinctively 'sociological' lines of inquiry with respect to visual data. This short course reflects an ongoing interest of mine with respect to the production and consumption of images of cities. I also make a significant contribution to a second year module - co-ordinated by my colleague Kirsteen Paton - called 'Visualising the City'.

Modules for 2021-22

Architecture and Power: Parliaments, Prisons and Courts

Module code: SOCI372

Role: Module Co-ordinator

DISSERTATION 2

Module code: SOCI301

Role: Teaching

Dissertation

Module code: SOCI525

Role: Teaching

PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE

Module code: SOCI504

Role: Teaching

PHOTOGRAPHY AND CREATIVE PRACTICE

Module code: SOCI540

Role: Teaching

STUDYING SOCIETY

Module code: SOCI106

Role: Teaching

Sociological Theory

Module code: SOCI101

Role: Teaching

THINKING SOCIOLOGICALLY: APPROACHES TO SOCIAL INQUIRY

Module code: SOCI242

Role: Module Co-ordinator

URBAN SOCIOLOGY

Module code: SOCI236

Role: Module Co-ordinator

Visual Data, Visual Analysis

Module code: SOCI518

Role: Module Co-ordinator