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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2115: Deception

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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:

  • Defining Deception
  • The Ethics of Deception
  • The Detection of Deception
  • Deception and Science
  • Deception and Art
  • Deception and War
  • Deception and Entertainment
  • Deception and FraudĀ 

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 Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour weekly lecture/seminar (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)
Guided Independent Study24Preparing for the seminars
Guided Independent Study40Required reading
Guided Independent Study10Additional reading/research
Guided Independent Study54Preparation for the presentation and exam

Online Resources

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