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Module

TCP1025 : Social Worlds

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Rose Gilroy
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To introduce you to the key concepts and issues affecting social, economic and political change in society as a foundation for your future study.
To introduce you to the significance of evidence and its validity

To introduce you to and support you in the application of graduate conventions of writing and referencing

Outline Of Syllabus

The module has four blocks following the introduction
Block1: climate emergency, globalisation, cities and security
Block 2: Poverty, the welfare state and inequalities; health; housing and inequalities; the role of families and community
Block 3: Politics and government, social movements
Block 4: Identity, gender, race and ethnicity, sexuality, age, disability and class

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture23:006:00Synchronous introductory and end point lectures Introduction to include a guide to how to use the m
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion140:0040:00Independent time to work n assignments
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching51:307:30Small group discussion following directed viewing and reading
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion30:150:453 x 15 minute non synchronous introduction to a block of modules
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion140:051:1014 x 5 minute trailer for each module
Structured Guided LearningStructured non-synchronous discussion670:2022:2067 x 20 minute podcasts to deliver content ; together with additional film material
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops22:004:00Workshop on effective poster making using worked examples led by course leader
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery48:0032:00Synchronous and non-synchronous, extended period of time to participate in online discussions based
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study183:1583:15Opportunities for reading and reflection,
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Course leader availability to give further feedback on poster submission
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Teaching is rich in podcast content that allows students to listen again – important in a first year course where independent learning is a new mode; opportunities for voicing their own views and learning from others in discussion; appreciating the diversity of views. Support for assignments and opportunities for private discussion with course leader

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601A50Take away exam. Students have one week to complete the exam and submit online
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Poster1M50An individual poster (to be produced as a powerpoint slide saved in pdf)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The poster assignment provided an alternative to the usual written forms of presenting an argument testing not only judgment on content but also ability to create a striking and visually pleasing graphic that can communicate without in person commentary
Assignment 2 is a take away exam paper that allows a student to take as much time or as little as they choose to answer 1 question from 3. Tests knowledge, the ability to develop an argument that is evidenced

Reading Lists

Timetable