Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1008: Imagining Social Worlds: Artefacts

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Analysing Artefacts: theoretical and methodological background (social relevance of artefacts, materiality and meaning, abductive conclusions, social research as a professional attitude between involvement and distance)
Artefact Interpretation 1: interpretation in class (artefacts chosen by lecturer and by class)

Workshop at Bill Douglas Centre: Looking at Cinematic Artefacts

Artefact Interpretation 2: independent guided team work
Course Conference: presentation of team results

Artefacts Interpretation 3: Individual interpretations and guided discussion groups

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 6Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 9Supervised work
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 4Course conference
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 3Tutor-led discussion groups
Guided independent learning12Set course readings
Guided independent study37Research group report and presentation
Guided independent study12Preparation for group presentation
Guided independent study15Writing up group report
Guided independent study37Research individual report
Guided independent study15Writing up individual report

Online Resources

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