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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

SOCM023: Social Theory

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 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 themes:



Theme 1: Epistemology

Theme 2: Structure/Agency

Theme 3: Everyday life

Theme 4: Power and inequality

Theme 5: Post-humanism and the ontological turn

Each theme will be discussed via the medium of empirical research and/or examples

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 Activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study60Preparation for seminars: 60 hours
Guided Independent Study68Preparation for essays: 68 hours

Online Resources

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