Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2062: How Organisations Work: Ethnography in Institutions

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 topics:

  • Ethics
  • Finding a Site
  • Gatekeepers
  • Learning How to Ask
  • Rapport
  • Observing and Participating
  • Infrastructure
  • Paper
  • Numbers
  • Writing Up
  • Disseminating Findings

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1111 x 1 Hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1111 x 1 Hour Practicums
Guided Independent Study8Ethics Assessment
Guided Independent Study44Weekly Reading for Seminars
Guided Independent Study48Hands-on Ethnographic Research
Guided Independent Study6In-Class Presentation
Guided Independent Study22Research Report

Online Resources

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