Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3087: Disability and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

-      The social model of disability

-      Disability across cultures and states

-      Disability across the life course

-        Culture, identity and disability

-      Politics of disability

-      Ethics and disability – the politics of deviant bodies

-      Disability and Sport

-      Social exclusion, stigma and discrimination

-      Disability in historical context in Britain

-      Disability and Art 

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 & Teaching22 11 x 2-hour seminars involving presentations, group interactive discussion, film presentations and media analysis. Please note the two last sessions were the students present their essay projects will be held via skype (4hours)
Guided independent study18 Preparing seminar-presentation individually and as a group
Guided independent study30Reading for the seminars
Guided independent study30 Web-based activities
Guided independent study50 Reading, researching and writing essay

Online Resources

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

numerous web based resources for researching general and specific disability issues, e.g., www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies; www.efds.net (English Federation of Disability Sport); www.dpi.org (disabled peoples’ international); www.ddlg.co.uk (disabled data link group).

Other Learning Resources

ethnographic films and relevant feature films; media including blogs (e.g., http://disabilityrants.blogspot.com/ and Ouch! …it’s a disability thing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/)