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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3115: Deception

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

Deception aims to enhance your ability to think independently, express your ideas through written and oral arguments, and respond to other people’s views in a seminar environment.  It also exposes you to an issue that is challenging and controversial in many ways, and cross-disciplinary by nature. Deception aims to:

  • Provide you with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply social science theories and concepts to pressing contemporary issues;
  • Foster your ability to assembly, critique, and interpret factual information;
  • Offer a stimulating approach to understanding the intersection of politics, technology, society and culture. 


Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Critically evaluate different sources of information about deception, including their place within disciplinary and public debates.
2. Demonstrate a significant understanding of the types of social science research into deception
Discipline-Specific Skills3. Draw substantiated thematic comparisons between material from different sources;
4. Present research, policy debates and your own arguments in an articulate and comprehensive manner;
5. Develop conceptually-based arguments grounded in theoretical frameworks;
Personal and Key Skills6. Present an argument orally in an effective and persuasive manner;
7. Critically evaluate own work and those of others;
8. Demonstrate substantial collaborative skills, e.g. including the presentation and discussion of material in groups.
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task