Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2115: Deception

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Peer review - Each student will write a short review of another student’s draft summative essay, discussing how well the essay achieves it goals and offering suggestions for improvement.One hour class time interaction as well as essay preparation 1-5, 7, 9Written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination501.5 hours1-5, 9Written
Presentation 2010 minute presentations1-6, 8Written class feedback
Essay 301400 word essay 1-5, 7, 9Written


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ExaminationExamination (2 hours)1-5, 9August/September re-assessment period
Presentation10 minute presentations1-6, 8, 9TBA with students in Term 3
Essay Essay (1400 words)5, 7, 9August/September re-assessment period

Re-assessment notes

When students’ ability to participate in seminars is severely impaired for condonable reasons, an alternative to contributions to discussions will be offered.