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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1019: Contemporary Society: Themes and Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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:

  • Political Economy
  • Cultural Change
  • Political Transformation
  • Globalisation
  • Nation-states
  • Class
  • Gender and Ethnicity
  • Media

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 activity 202 hour lectures x 10 weeks
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1One hour introductory lecture to the module
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2Two hour revision session
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 5Fortnightly 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent study305 tutorials x 2 readings x 3 hours/reading
Guided Independent study12Preparing for the lectures and tutorials
Guided Independent study80Reading/research/writing the essay

Online Resources

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