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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1040: Social Issues: Part II - Themes in Criminology

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

Topic 1 Deviance and crime
Topic 2 Case study: drugs
Topic 3 Victimology and crime
Topic 4 Justice and crime
Topic 5 Terrorism and crime
Topic 6 Technology and new forms of crime
Topic 7 Crime and war
Topic 8 State crimes

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 22Two hours weekly lectures. Lectures provide students with a broad overview of the study of crime; 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 61 hour tutorials. Exercises based on reading will be set.
Guided Independent study33Course readings
Guided Independent study67Preparation for essays, library, research
Guided Independent study22Examination revision.

Online Resources

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