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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.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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 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 & Teaching Activities2211 x 2 hour lectures, involving presentations, group discussion, and film screenings
Guided independent study18Discussing readings (summative) or preparing research-based essay (summative)
Guided independent study80Reading and research, with roughly 10% dedicated to seminar preparation
Guided independent study30Web-based activities

Online Resources

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.