Postgraduate Module Descriptor

ANTM102: Anthrozoology: Theory and Method

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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
Non-assessed exercisesWeekly Q&A discussions and study skills exercises on VLE discussion forums (equivalent to 2 hours per week / 750 words)1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 11, 12Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE and/or The Den (Anthrozoology group on Exeter's social networking site) and written feedback on the discussion forums.

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
Critical Review of either a key scholar's work/contribution to Anthrozoology, or a key Anthrozoological text303,000 words2, 3, 6, 7, 11Written feedback
Essay which explores any aspect of the module705,000 words1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11Written feedback


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
Critical ReviewCritical Review (3,000 words)2, 3, 6, 7, 11August/September re-assessment period
EssayEssay (5,000 words)1, 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 11August/September re-assessment period