Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC3117: Environments in Public
This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.
How this Module is Assessed
In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.
A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.
|Form of assessment||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Key Issues In group project producing an environmental briefing film or podcast, to be played in class.||5 minutes each||1-11; 13||Oral/written; plus in-class peer feedback.|
|Contributions to class discussion||Throughout course||1-11; 14||Oral|
|Environmental news scrapbook & class discussion||Throughout course assessed via oral contribution Students will be asked to voluntarily submit their scrapbooks as an appendix to summative assessments.||1-11; 14||Oral/written|
A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.
|Coursework||Written exams||Practical exams|
...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.
|Form of assessment||% of credit||Size of the assessment (eg length / duration)||ILOs assessed||Feedback method|
|Key Issues In briefing note, plus reflective account of groupwork||40||1200 words (briefing notes) 800 words (reflective diary)||1-12||Written & oral with returned essay|
|Case study report||60||2,500 words||1-12||Written & oral with returned essay|
Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.
|Original form of assessment||Form of re-assessment||ILOs re-assessed||Timescale for re-assessment|
|Key Issues In briefing note, plus reflective account of groupwork||Briefing notes + diary (1200+800 words)||1-12||August/September reassessment period|
|Case study report||Case study report (2,500 words)||1-12||August/September reassessment period|