Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2036: International Criminal Justice: Application of Theory to Transnational and International Crime
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|
|On-line tests||2 hours total (6 elements of 20 minute tests spread out over the term)||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9||Written|
|Participation in seminars||Active participation based on readings||1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8||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|
|Introduction to readings: group presentations (normally groups of 3, depending on student numbers)||25||10 minute presentations||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9||Verbal class feedback|
|Contributions to discussions||15||Continuous assessment of contributions to discussions in 11 x 1-hour seminars||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9||Verbal class 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|
|Introduction to readings||5 minute individual presentations to the lecturer||1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9||TBA with students|
|Contributions to discussions||1000 word comment-piece on three selected seminar themes||1,2,3,4,5,6, 8,9||August/September assessment period|
|Examination||Examination (120 minutes)||1,2,3,4,5,8,9||August/September assessment period|
When students’ ability to participate in seminars is severely impaired (normally, more than three affected seminars) for condonable reasons, an alternative to contributions to discussions will be offered.