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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3087: 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
22 128 0

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning & Teaching22 Eleven 2-hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, film presentations and media analysis
Guided independent study18 Preparing seminar-presentation individually and as a group
Guided independent study80 Reading and research
Guided independent study30 Web-based activities

Online Resources

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

ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/

Web based and electronic resources: numerous web based resources for researching general and specific disability issues, e.g., www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies; www.efds.net (English Federation of Disability Sport); www.dpi.org (disabled peoples’ international); www.ddlg.co.uk (disabled data link group).

 - an updated list of resources will be provided in the lectures 

Other resources: ethnographic films and relevant feature films; media including blogs (e.g., http://disabilityrants.blogspot.com/ and Ouch! …it’s a disability thing: http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/)