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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2087: Disability and Society

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Lecture topics may include:

- The social model of disability

- Disability across cultures and states

- Disability across the life course

- Culture, identity and disability

- Politics of disability

- Ethics and disability – the politics of deviant bodies

- Disability and Sport

- Social exclusion, stigma and discrimination

- Disability in historical context in Britain

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 Teaching22Eleven 2-hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, film presentations and media analysis
Guided independent study18Preparing seminar-presentation individually and as a group
Guided independent study80Reading and research
Guided independent study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

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