SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITIES - 2018/9

Module code: SOC3030

Module Overview

This module, will examine the sociological understanding of human sexuality. It begins with a critical analysis of the various theoretical approaches to the study of sexuality, and the implications they contain for our understanding of the origin, nature and regulation of human sexuality. Building on this theoretical understanding the remainder of the course will explore the culturally and socially varied ways in which sexual desire and its resultant identities have been conceptualised, deployed and regulated in a variety of social institutions and practices

 

 

Module provider

Sociology

Module Leader

KING A Prof (Sociology)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 6

JACs code: L310

Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module content

Indicative content includes:

·         Conceptualisation of sexuality

·         Theorising sexuality

·         Sexuality and other social divisions

·         Social organisation of and practice of sexuality in society

·         Social  control, power and resistance

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework 2000 WORD ESSAY 50
Examination 1 HOUR SEEN EXAM 50

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate





Learning Outcome


Assessed by




Have a critical understanding of a wide range of theoretical perspectives, which seek to explain the origins, nature and regulation of human sexuality


Formatively through class discussions. Summatively by mid-course essay




Understand the way in which sexuality interacts with other social divisions.


Formatively through class discussions.

Summatively through mid-course essay and seen exam (or alternative assessment)




Have an understanding of the social organization of sexuality and the way this is enacted in a variety of social institutions


Formatively through class discussions.

Summatively through mid-course essay and seen exam (or alternative assessment)





Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

·         2000 word essay submitted mid-way through the course (usually week 8 or 9)

·         1 hour seen exam (end of course) or *alternative assessment

Formative assessment and feedback

Students are encouraged to undertake preparatory reading, using set questions and to engage in peer review and feedback during classroom discussion. All questions are then discussed in formative group feedback between lecturer and students.

Students also have the opportunity to produce a formative essay plan prior to submission of the mid-term essay and to discuss this plan with the lecturer. Classroom time is devoted to discussion and feedback concerning essay and exam techniques.

Module aims

  • To identify and scrutinise different theoretical perspectives with respect to the social construction of sexuality in society
  • To explore the social organisation, regulation and practice of sexuality in key institutions in society
  • To explore issues relating to sexuality, social control, power and resistance

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
001 Have a critical understanding of a wide range of theoretical perspectives, which seek to explain the origins, nature and regulation of human sexuality KC
002 Understand the way in which sexuality interacts with other social divisions. KCT
003 Have an understanding of the social organization of sexuality and the way this is enacted in a variety of social institutions KCPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 126

Lecture Hours: 12

Seminar Hours: 12

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

Convey key information to students through the use of interactive lectures, classroom discussions based on preparatory reading and film/TV/internet clips which acts as the focus for activities and discussion. Verbal formative feedback is given throughout.

The learning and teaching methods include:

• 12 x 2 hour sessions consisting of both lecture and seminar discussion

• Weekly reading and seminar preparation

• Formative essay plan (0%)

 

Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.

Reading list

Reading list for SOCIOLOGY OF SEXUALITIES :

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
English Literature with Sociology BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Liberal Arts and Sciences BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Media Studies with Film Studies BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Sociology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Criminology and Sociology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Politics and Sociology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Media Studies with Theatre and Performance BA (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Sociology with Psychology BSc (Hons) 1 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.