Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3103: Senses and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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 topics:

• Senses and Society
• Sensory Practices and Human Experience
• Hegemony of Vision in Modern Societies
• Non-visual Practices
• Senses and Material Culture
• Sensory Diversity
• Senses and Social Inequality
• Senses and Social Exclusion

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 & Teaching 2211 x 2-hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, film presentations and media analysis. Please note that the last two sessions where the students present their essay projects will be held via skype (4 Hours)
Guided independent study18Preparing seminar-presentation individually and as a group
Guided independent study80Reading for assignments
Guided independent study30Essay preparation: conducting research, analysing data, and writing the finished product

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk

Web based and electronic resources:

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