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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC1020: Contemporary Society: Field and Case Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

This course approaches Contemporary Society by focusing on particular issues and topics including the following:

  • The family
  • Community
  • Sexuality
  • Madness and psychiatry
  • Technology
  • Consumption
  • Social movements

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
27.5122.50

...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 16.511 x 1.5 hour weekly lecture
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1111 x 1 hour weekly seminar
Guided Independent study122.5Seminar readings, essay preparation and exam preparation

Online Resources

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

ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/