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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1019: Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Selected topics on:

  • Political Economy
  • Cultural Change
  • Political Transformation
  • Globalisation
  • Nation-states
  • Class
  • Gender and Ethnicity
  • Media

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 activity 202 hour lectures x 10 weeks
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1One hour introductory lecture to the module
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Two hour revision session
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 5Fortnightly 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent study305 tutorials x 2 readings x 3 hours/reading
Guided Independent study12Preparing for the lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent study40Reading/research/writing the essay
Guided Independent study40Exam preparation

Online Resources

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