Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2034: Gender and Society 1: Body and Sexuality in Contemporary Perspective

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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 themes over one or more week:

  • Sex/gender debates and the critique of biological determinism
  • Masculinities
  • Bodies
  • Femininities
  • Sexuality
  • Feminism 
  • Love and Intimacy
  • Pornography

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 one hour lectures will deliver the conceptual framework of the course and examples.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity1111 one hour seminars will allow for the detailed discussion of particular topics by the students as a group. Each seminar is based on selected lecture topics.
Guided Independent study80Module reading
Guided Independent study48Research/Reading for the essay plan and essay

Online Resources

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

Web based and electronic resources:

Course materials (including lecture slides and tutorial topics/questions) will be provided on ELE prior to each lecture/tutorial.

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=3120