Postgraduate Module Descriptor
ANTM111: Animal Ethics
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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|
|Non-assessed exercises||Weekly Q&A discussions on VLE discussion forums||1-9||Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE and written feedback on the discussion forums. Tutor and peer feedback during group discussions.|
|Essay proposal||500 words||1, 3-9 (and 2 if topic relates to sentience)||Peer-assessed (via postings on ELE and written feedback from module tutor.|
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|
|Essay||65||2500 words||1-9||Written feedback|
|Portfolio of responses to each lecture topic. Within the portfolio, students will be required to write a question which arises from each lecture topic and offer an argument for or against an answer to that question within the space of 150 words.||35||10 x 150 words (1500 words)||1-9||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|
|Essay||Essay (2500 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Portfolio of short written responses to each of the lecture topics||Portfolio of short written responses to each of the lecture topics (1500 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|