Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2115: Deception

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Aims

Deception aims to enhance your ability to think independently, express your ideas through written and oral arguments, and respond to other people’s views in a seminar environment.  It also exposes you to an issue that is challenging and controversial in many ways, and cross-disciplinary by nature. Deception aims to:

  • Provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply social science theories and concepts to pressing contemporary issues;
  • Foster your ability to assembly, critique, and interpret factual information;
  • Offer a stimulating approach to understanding the intersection of politics, technology, society and culture. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Critically evaluate different sources of information about deception, including their place within disciplinary and public debates.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the types of social science research into deception
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Draw substantiated thematic comparisons between material from different sources;
4. Clearly present research, policy debates and your own arguments;
5. Offer conceptually-based arguments grounded in theoretical frameworks;
Personal and Key Skills6. Present an argument orally in a clear and organized manner;
7. Evaluate own work and those of others;
8. Demonstrate collaborative skills, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task