Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC1039: Social Issues: Part I - Introducing Crime and Deviance
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
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:
Topic 1 Introduction
Topic 2 Crime, punishment and the politics of law and order
Topics 3&4 Types of crime (domestic violence, 'white collar' crime)
Topic 5 The extent of crime and criminal statistics
Topic 6 The media and crime
Topic 7 Theoretical approaches to crime
Topics 8 Policing crime
Lectures provide you with a broad overview of the study of crime; they cover more ground than is possible in tutorials, and are designed to establish a context in which to think about the issues discussed in tutorials.
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||Two hours weekly lectures.|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity||6||6 x 1 hour tutorials. Exercises based on reading will be set.|
|Guided independent study||33||Course readings|
|Guided Independent study||67||Preparation for essays, library, research|
|Guided Independent study||22||Examination revision.|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).