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.
Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:
- Theorising the body
- Categorising the body – deviance, cultural constructions, and social inequality
- Regulating bodies – discipline and punish? Social control and beyond
- Marking, performing and displaying bodies
- Bodies as sites of consumption
- Experiences of bodies and embodiment
- Bodies of/in ethnography
- Technologies of/and bodies
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 & Teaching Activities||22||11 x 2 hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, and film screenings|
|Guided independent study||18||Discussing readings (summative) or preparing research-based essay (summative)|
|Guided independent study||80||Reading and research, with roughly 10% dedicated to seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||30||Web-based activities|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
News media, blogs and online fora.
Other Learning Resources
Films and relevant feature films.