Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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|
|Participation in seminar and group discussions||Weekly||1-12||Verbal|
|Participation in a group tutorial presentation. Small group presentations will form the basis for discussion in. In tutorial 1 you will be assigned your presentation group and presentation question/key readings. As a group, you will be required to prepare a short 5 minute presentation on your topic by introducing and discussing a selection of the key readings in the module handbook. You may choose to use Powerpoint in your presentations although this is not essential. What is essential is that you have crit||5 minutes||1, 3-5, 8-12||Verbal|
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|
|Analytical review of key texts||50||1,500 words||3-4, 6-7, 9-12||Written and oral|
|Essay||50||1,500 words||1-5, 8-10||Written|
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|
|Analytical review of key texts||Written course work ("poster" plus analytical discussion)||3-4, 6-7, 9-12||August-September re-assessment period|
|Essay||Essay||1-5, 8-10||August-September re-assessment period|