Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1003: Imagining Social Worlds: Texts
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
Through a series of interactive lectures and seminars which focus on the published work of established social researchers, students will be introduced to a broad range of methods, theories used by sociologists and anthropologists in their work, as well as a number of core issues they have addressed and areas of study they have focused on while conducting their research.
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:
- Material Objects and the Social
- Bodies and the Social
- Researching the Everyday
- Researching Work
- Researching Social Stratification
- Researching Crime
- Researching technology
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 and Teaching activity||22||11 x 2 hour weekly lectures|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||5||5 x Fortnightly 1 hour tutorials,|
|Guided Independent Study||72||Preparatory reading in advance of lectures and tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||51||Preparation of summative assignments|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Other Learning Resources
Ethnographic and feature films