Postgraduate Module Descriptor
SOCM021: Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption
This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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.
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 assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Weekly reading response papers||10 x 250 word weekly reading response papers, prepared before seminar and used to guide participation||1-6||Oral feedback in seminar, as well as during office hours upon request|
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.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Portfolio of weekly reading response papers||25||2500 words||1-6||Weekly papers, revised in light of discussion and submitted at end of term; aggregate mark and written feedback on papers and contributions to seminar given at end of term|
|Essay||25||2500 word essay on a relevant topic of students choice approved by convener||1-6||Mark with written feedback|
|Extended essay||50||4000 word essay on a relevant topic of students choice approved by convener||1-6||Mark with written 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 assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Portfolio of weekly reading response papers||Portfolio of weekly reading response papers (2,500 words)||1-6||1 September deadline for resubmission|
|Essay||Essay (2500 words)||1-6||1 September deadline for resubmission|
|Extended essay||Extended essay (4000 words)||1-6||1 September deadline for resubmission|