Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Through a series of interactive lectures and seminars which focus on the published work of established social researchers, students will be introduced to a broad range of methods, theories used by sociologists and anthropologists in their work, as well as a number of core issues they have addressed and areas of study they have focused on while conducting their research. 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


Material Objects and the Social

Bodies and the Social

Researching the Everyday

Researching Work

Researching Social Stratification

Researching Crime

Researching technology

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 weekly lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 55 x Fortnightly 1 hour tutorials,
Guided Independent Study72Preparatory reading in advance of lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent Study51Preparation of summative assignments

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

Other resources:
Ethnographic and feature films