Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2038: On Violence
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
On Violence aims to increase your confidence in developing independent thinking, expressing that thinking verbally and in written materials, and responding to other people’s contributions, in a seminar environment. It also exposes you to an issue that is challenging in many ways, and cross-disciplinary by nature. On Violence aims to:
- Provide student with the opportunity to develop confidence and skills to apply social science theories and concepts to pressing contemporary issues.
- Foster the ability to assembly, critique, and interpret factual information.
- Offer a stimulating approach to understanding the intersection of politics, society and culture
|On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:|
|Module-Specific Skills||1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the types of social science research into violence|
2. Engage with different sources of information about violence, both quantitative and qualitative, and how they are produced - including their location in particular political and social frameworks - and how they can be interpreted
|Discipline-Specific Skills||3. Develop and deploy arguments grounded in theoretical frameworks;|
4. Draw thematic comparisons between material from different sources;
5. Clearly present research, policy debates and your own arguments;
|Personal and Key Skills||6. Present an argument orally in a clear, organized and effective manner;|
7. Evaluate your own work and those of others;
8. Demonstrate skills in collaborative working, e.g. including the presentation and discussion of material in groups; and
9. Work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.