Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3036: International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime

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
On-line tests2 hours total (6 elements of 20 minute tests spread out over the term)1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9Written
Participation in seminarsActive participation based on readings1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8Verbal

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
Introduction to readings: group presentations (normally groups of 3, depending on student numbers) 2510 minute presentations 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9Verbal class feedback
Contributions to discussions15Continuous assessment of contributions to discussions in 11 x 1-hour seminars1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9Verbal class feedback
Examination 60120 minutes1,2,3,4,5,8,9Written


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
Introduction to readings 5 minute individual presentations to the lecturer1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9TBA with students
Contributions to discussions1000 word comment-piece on three selected seminar themes1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9August/September assessment period
ExaminationExamination (120 minutes)1,2,3,4,5,8,9August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

When students’ ability to participate in seminars is severely impaired (normally, more than three affected lectures) for condonable reasons, an alternative to contributions to discussions will be offered.