Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3088: Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Individual class presentation (primarily oral)||10-15 minutes depending on class size||1-9||Primarily Oral|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Essay 1||25||1,000 words||1-9||Oral and written|
|Essay 2 (research essay)||65||2,000 words||1-9||Oral and written|
|Participation, primarily in seminars||10||Participation in one hour seminars once weekly, assessed against marking criteria available on ELE, in the module outline, and explained at the beginning of term||1-9||Oral and written|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Essay 1||Essay 1 (1,000 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Essay 2 (research essay)||Essay 2 (2,000 words)||1-9||August/September reassessment period|
|Participation, primarily in seminars||1,000 word essay to be drawn from Essay 2 topics on ELE but not to include a topic already submitted for Essay 2||1-9||August/September reassessment period|