Undergraduate Module Descriptor
PHL3096: Cyborg Studies
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
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 topics:
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 Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching||22||The module will be taught as a series of seminars, meeting for two hours each week, organised around around discussions of pre-assigned readings; input by the module leader; student presentations; group discussions of film presentations; and media analysis|
|Guided independent study||66||weekly reading and working through assigned articles and book chapters|
|Guided independent study||62||essay writing|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).