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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3110: Consumption and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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:

  • The rise of consumer culture
  • Consumption as distinction
  • Consumption and the self
  • Sites of consumption
  • Advertising
  • Consumption and the environment
  • Anti-consumerism/alternative consumption

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 Activities2211 x 2 hour lecture/seminars will consist of a lecture element introducing key theories and issues and a seminar element
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities2Examination revision session
Guided Independent Study36Readings for seminars
Guided independent study10Preparation for seminar presentation
Guided independent study40Researching and writing the essay
Guided independent study 40Readings and revisions for examinations

Online Resources

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