Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2088: Health, Illness and Bodies in Contemporary Society: Part 2: Bodies in Society
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:
Theorising the body:
Foucault on Bodies
Bourdieu on Bodies
Goffman, stigma and bodies
Lock and Local Biologies
Marking, performing and displaying bodies
Bodies as sites of construction and consumption
Reproductive bodies, sleep and regulation
Technologies of bodies, modification and body projects
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 Activities||22||11 x 2 hour weekly lectures / seminars (or 1 hour lecture + 1 hour seminar)|
|Guided independent study||18||Discussing readings (summative) or preparing a research-based essay (summative)|
|Guided independent study||80||Reading and research, with roughly 10% dedicated to seminar preparation|
|Guided independent study||30||Web-based activities|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
News media, blogs and online fora.
Other Learning Resources
Films and relevant feature films.