Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2087: Disability and Society
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:
- The social model of disability
- Disability across cultures and states
- Disability across the life course
- Culture, identity and disability
- Politics of disability
- Ethics and disability – the politics of deviant bodies
- Disability and Sport
- Social exclusion, stigma and discrimination
- Disability in historical context in Britain
- Disability and Art
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||22||11 x 2-hour seminars involving presentations, group interactive discussion, film presentations and media analysis. Please note the two last sessions were the students present their essay projects will be held via skype (4hours)|
|Guided independent study||18||Preparing seminar-presentation individually and as a group|
|Guided independent study||30||Reading and research|
|Guided independent study||30||Web-based activities|
|Guided independent study||50||Reading, researching and writing essay|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Numerous web based resources for researching general and specific disability issues, e.g., www.leeds.ac.uk/disability-studies; www.efds.net (English Federation of Disability Sport); www.dpi.org (disabled peoples’ international); www.ddlg.co.uk (disabled data link group).
An updated list of resources will be provided in the lectures.
Other Learning Resources
Ethnographic films and relevant feature films; media including blogs (e.g., http://disabilityrants.blogspot.com/and Ouch! …it’s a disability thing : http://www.bbc.co.uk/ouch/ )