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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2095: On Violence

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will examine a wide range of type of violence.  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 themes over one or more weeks:

Defining Violence - Primary Question: How is violence defined?

Communication and Violence - Primary Question: How is communication characterized by violence?

Measuring Violence - Primary Question: How is violence measured? 
Seeing Violence - Primary Question: How are violent acts rendered seen and unseen?

Systematizing Violence - Primary Question: How is violence ‘structural’?
Bounding Violence - Primary Question: How are social limits placed on violence?
Ignoring Violence - Primary Question: How do societies learn to ignore harm?
Remembering Violence - Primary Question: How do societies remember violence?
Symbolic Violence - Primary Question: In what way do representations entail forms of violence?
Re-defining Violence - Primary Question: How should violence be defined?

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
442560

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity4422 x 2-hour seminars (lecturer’s explanations, student participation and discussion)
Guided Independent Study48Preparing for the seminars
Guided Independent Study80Reading assignments
Guided Independent Study20Additional reading/research
Guided Independent Study108Preparation for and completion of all exams

Online Resources

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