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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2088: Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Lecture topics may include:

-      Theorising the body

-      Categorising the body – deviance, cultural constructions, and social inequality

-      Regulating bodies – discipline and punish? Social control and beyond

-       Marking, performing and displaying bodies

Bodies as sites of consumption

-      Experiences of bodies and embodiment

-      Bodies of/in ethnography

-      Technologies of/and bodies

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 Teaching2211 x 2 hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, and film screenings
Guided independent study18Preparing a formative, research based presentation individually
Guided independent study80Reading and research
Guided independent study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

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

news media, blogs and online fora

Other Learning Resources

films and relevant feature films