Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3016: Gender and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes over one or more week:

  • Sex/gender debates and the critique of biological determinism
  • Masculinities
  • Bodies and femininities
  • Sexuality
  • Queer Theory
  • Feminism and post-feminism
  • Love and Intimacy
  • Pornography

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
442560

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2222 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2222 x 1 hour seminars
Guided Independent study12642 seminar readings x 3 hours each
Guided Independent study50Research/Reading/Writing for Essay 1
Guided Independent study50Research/Reading/Writing for Essay 2
Guided Independent study30Essay plan researching and writing

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

Course materials (lecture slides and tutorial topics/questions) will be provided on ELE prior to each lecture/tutorial.

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/