Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3095: On Violence
This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.
On Violence aims to increase your confidence in developing independent thinking, expressing that thinking verbally and in written materials, and responding to other people’s contributions, in a seminar environment. It also exposes you to an issue that is challenging in many ways, and cross-disciplinary by nature.
On Violence will help develop and strengthen your abilities to:
- synthesize and critically assess the relationship between different approaches to violence;
- apply the insights and findings in the literature to the analysis of problems confronting society;
- scrutinize the methodological foundations of studying harm;
- conduct independent analysis.
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate a significant understanding of the types of social science research into violence |
2. Considerately evaluate how the different sources of information about violence, both quantitative and qualitative, and how they are produced - including their location in particular political and social frameworks - and how they can be interpreted
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Develop and deploy arguments grounded in theoretical frameworks;|
4. Draw substantiated thematic comparisons between material from different sources;
5. Clearly and articulately present research, policy debates and your own arguments;
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Present an argument orally in a clear, organized, effective and persuasive manner;|
7. Evaluate own work and those of others;
8. Demonstrate collaborative skills, e.g. group work, including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.
9. Demonstrate the ability to work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.