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OU intro to SS understanding social change...

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sfxmum Thu 25-May-06 13:38:45

anyone done it/doing it?
would love to hear from general experiences from all OU students even if not htis part. course

nikkie Thu 25-May-06 20:42:58

Is this DD100? I did this a few years ago, was a good starting point (I never got any further tho' )

sfxmum Thu 25-May-06 21:02:04

it is indeed D100 thanks for reply thinking of starting in october after i leave work. glad you liked it wanted to slowly do a degree afterwards as sahm - keep up discipline and grey cells ticking i hope

nikkie Thu 25-May-06 21:14:25

I need to do more courses but get lazy!

sfxmum Fri 26-May-06 08:50:13

yes i know what you mean.
i want to have another baby too so lets see how this works.
just got the course choice for 06/07 for inspiration

Poshpaws Fri 26-May-06 08:53:04

I have done K100 (Understanding Health and Social Care) and am currently doing K204 (Working with children and Families). I love both of these courses.

What do you want to do with yours? I am planning to become either a Family Support Worker or a Family Therapist.

sfxmum Fri 26-May-06 09:04:45

its a long term plan to do psychology degree then go on to psychoanalyses. i know its hard work and very long term.
i have worked in social care and social work for nearly 20yrs will take break for kid/s and want to retrain and keep interested in something else
may well be in my mid forties by the time i finnish but thats ok

yours sound interesting i find work with children very hard indeed and not for the faint hearted.

spacedonkey Fri 26-May-06 09:32:11

hi sfxmum

I'm just coming to the end of DD100 (started in October 2005) and I can't recommend it highly enough.

About the course: It's a very broad-ranging introduction - sociology, social policy, politics, economics, philosophy, social psychology - with an overall theme of social change since 1945 using three course themes of structure/agency, uncertainty/diversity and knowledge/knowing.

If you're going down the psychology degree route, you might be slightly disappointed in DD100's relative lack of psychology content: the sociology/politics content is far greater.

I have absolutely loved every minute of it - it has completely changed the way I look at the world/read the papers/watch TV. You will come out of DD100 questioning everything!

I could ramble on for hours about it, but if you want to know anything specific, just ask and I'll do my best to oblige

sfxmum Fri 26-May-06 10:01:49

thanks spacedonkey
i am going into that one because i just want to get back to study and it seems to cover a range of subjects i am already interested in, thus, one hopes making motivation to study easier

i thought about going into social policy but even if i feel drawn i really need to break away from that field. years of frustration with the stupid policies that i have to work with i guess, rant rant...

i really appreciate your enthusiastic impute. i hope to start in october

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