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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1038: Introduction to Social Analysis: Contemporary Social Theory

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Topic I: Functionalism

Topic II: Critical theory

Topic III: The Interactionist Turn

Topic IV: Structures and Agents

Topic V: Gender, Race and Social Analysis

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 2211 x two hours weekly lectures. Lectures provide students with a broad overview of types and ways of social analysis; they cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the issues discussed in tutorials.
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 55 x fortnightly 1 hour tutorials. A specific reading is assigned, and students are provided with a list of key issues to identify and discuss for each tutorial. Texts are carefully chosen as classic exemplars of the core course themes.
Guided Independent study33Course readings
Guided Independent study45Preparation for essays, library, research
Guided Independent study45Exam revisions.

Online Resources

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