Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Field and Case Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

This course approaches Contemporary Society by focusing on particular issues and topics including the following:

The family



Madness and psychiatry



Social movements

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 activity 2211 x 2 hour lectures. The module employs a mixture of methods - the lectures are relatively prescriptive, seminars rather less so
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 5Fortnightly 1 hour seminars. In seminars, students are encouraged to select the topics that interest them most and to reflect on their personal experiences.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Revision lecture and seminar
Guided Independent study30Tutorial readings
Guided Independent study51Reading/research for essays and essay writing
Guided Independent study40Revisions for exams

Online Resources

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