Undergraduate Module Descriptor
SOC2126: Forensic Science, Conflict and Justice
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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|
|1000 words essay on open topic related to the course materials.||Two weeks to answer an open question related to one of the topics covered in the course.||1-6||Written feedback for the whole class addressing strengths and deficiencies + Verbal individual feedback|
|Oral presentation of preliminary ideas/outline for the final written assessment||1 presentation of 10-15 minutes||1-4||Written feedback + Group Discussion|
|Participation in seminars and reflexive journal of readings||Active participation based on readings||3-6||Verbal+ written feedback|
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|
|Essay||70||2,500 words||1-6||Individual written Feedback|
|Participation in tutorials, group discussions and formative assessments.||30||Reflective journal and PPP product of the work done throughout the course uploaded to BART.||1-6||Group and personal oral and written feedback: i) the preliminary presentation of the essay topic and argument; and ii) the reflective journal discussing the tutorial readings and the discussion topics covered in class.|
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.