Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2115: Deception

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:

 Defining Deception

The Ethics of Deception

The Detection of Deception

Deception and Science

Deception and Art

Deception and War

Deception and Entertainment

Deception and Fraud 

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 Activity22
Guided Independent Study24
Guided Independent Study40
Guided Independent Study10
Guided Independent Study54

Online Resources

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