Remove 'Producing Social Data' as a core module
We, the students of City University London, believe that the selection of 'Producing Social Data' as a core module to be unjust for the following reasons:
- It has no actual connectivity with courses such as 'International Politics' or 'International Political Economy'.
- The module itself, and all of its teachings, are completely irrelevant outside the department of Sociology, and the majority of people think that all of the skills learned are inapplicable in their courses or future careers.
- It shows that the Department of Social Sciences is inflexible, and as well disrespects our right of choice, especially after we are the ones paying for our tuition.
- The assessments and exams might undermine the overall merit of students, and that is absolutely unfair, because some students have no interest in exploring a theme so distant from their course any further, and as well believe that being graded for a module they didn't choose is pure absurdity.
Thus, we would like for the University to re-think their choice and possibly comply with the propositions of the majority, which are:
- The ability to remove the module as 'core', and turn in into 'elective' for those who wish to change it, and for those who wish to keep it.
- If that would disrupt the schedule of the lecturers, then for the module to be kept, but without obliging our attendance or participation in assessments or tests.
- The grading for the module to be removed for those who don't wish to be graded.
We all believe that City University London represents one of the most liberal educational institutions, but with this decision the Department has neglected our right of choice. We peacefully ask for a review and justification of this decision, and a gradual correction, in order for our rights to be respected.