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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SSI1004: Social Problems

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following themes:

  • Income inequality and poverty
  • Social classes and social mobility
  • Gender inequalities
  • Race and ethnicity
  • Immigration
  • Education
  • Social norms and values
  • Religion and secularisation
  • Population growth, ageing and demographics of Western societies

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 Activities222-hour weekly lectures / seminars
Guided Independent study103Reading for lectures and seminars
Guided Independent study20Essay preparation / writing
Guided Independent study5Presentation preparation

Online Resources

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