Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2032: Culture and Perception

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

Module Aims

  • To consider classic and current literature on culture and perception
  • To compare different theoretical models of culture and how culture works
  • To critically assess claims about value, veracity and causality in accounts about reality
  • To be aware of how cultural theories of reality and perception have applications in relation to real-world problems (such as health/illness, disability and identity politics)

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. demonstrate an awareness of classic and current literature on culture and perception;
2. identify the practices that buttress claims about the nature of reality ;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. link theoretical concepts with grounded examples;
4. critically assess key perspectives on culture and perception;
Personal and Key Skills5. assess claims about the nature of reality in everyday life; and
6. write competently about aspects of the social world.