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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC3132: Surveillance, Security and the State

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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:

  • Legislative and regulatory framework of intelligence-led policing
  • Political repression, surveillance and spying
  • Policing protest movements, social movement organisations and industrial disputes
  • Impacts of new technologies such as facial recognition and movement prediction software in CCTV on public spaces and civil society¬†
  • Impact of profiling technologies for minority communities.
  • Policing social media and digital rights

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled learning and teaching activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study22Preparation and reading for seminars
Guided Independent Study42Preparation and reading for presentation
Guided Independent Study10Additional reading/research
Guided Independent Study54Preparation for essay

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).