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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ANT3097: Environment and Society

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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.

Formative Assessment

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 assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Participation in seminar discussionsWeekly1-8Verbal feedback
4 x Reading responses200 words each1-8Verbal and written peer feedback
4 x Feedback to responses200 words each1-8Verbal feedback

Summative Assessment

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.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay Proposal/plan 20700 words1-8Written feedback
Research essay602,500 words1-8Written feedback
4 x Reading Responses (200 words each)20800 words1-8Verbal and peer feedback


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 assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Essay proposal/planEssay plan/outline (700 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
Research essayResearch essay (2,500 words)1-8August/September reassessment period
4 x Reading responses (200 words each)Reading responses (800 words)1-8August/September reassessment period