Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2095: On Violence

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Two one-hour mock exams to be student peer reviewed and collectively analysed in seminar One hour exam, two hours assessment and discussion 1,2,5,6,9Written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Examination – Term 14090 minutes1,2,3,4,7,9Written
Examination – Term 24090 minutes1,2,3,4,7,9Written
Introductions to readings1010 minute presentations1-8Verbal class feedback
Contributions to discussions1022 x 2-hour seminars1-8Verbal class feedback


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Examination 1Examination 1 (90 minutes)1,2,3,4,7,9August/September assessment period
Examination 2Examination 2 (90 minutes)1,2,3,4,7,9August/September assessment period
Introductions to readings10 minute presentations1-8TBA with students
Contributions to discussions1000 word comment-piece on selected seminar themes1,2,3,4,7,9August/September assessment period

Re-assessment notes

When students’ ability to participate in seminars is severely impaired for condonable reasons, an alternative to contributions to discussions will be offered.