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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2096: Cyborg Studies

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Introduction; history of cybernetics; industry, warfare and modernity; human-machine interfaces and interactions; agency; subjectivity and desire; animals and the environment; cyborg politics; cyborg aesthetics

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 Teaching22The module will be taught as a series of seminars, meeting for two hours each week, organised around discussions of pre-assigned readings; input by the module leader; student presentations; group discussions of film presentations; and media analysis
Guided independent study66weekly reading and working through assigned articles and book chapters
Guided independent study62essay writing

Online Resources

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