TCP1025 : Social Worlds
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Professor Rose Gilroy
- Lecturer: Dr Andrew Law, Dr Suzanne Speak
- Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 1 Credit Value:||20|
1. To introduce students to the key concepts and issues affecting social, economic and political change in society as a foundation for future study.
2. To challenge and encourage students to recognise the various perspectives found in society.
This module aims to introduce students to a range of key concepts and issues influencing social, economic and political change in society. It also introduces students to the pervading and new inequalities within society, both in the global north and south. This will act as the foundation for further study throughout the degree course and equip students with a knowledge base from which to analyse ongoing societal change.
Outline Of Syllabus
Introduction + why we study society
Gender and sexuality
Race and Ethnicity
Perspectives from the global south
Poverty and the welfare system
Government and politics
The economy and regions
Cities and control
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||54:00||54:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||16||2:00||32:00||This may include some media screenings and discussions.|
|Guided Independent Study||Directed research and reading||1||52:30||52:30||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||5||1:30||7:30||Small group discussion following directed viewing and reading|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Drop-in/surgery||2||2:00||4:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||50:00||50:00||N/A|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The module is designed so that students receive an introduction to key thinking and concepts affecting societal change through being exposed and introduced to a range of information sources (lecture, film and documentary, directed reading discussions). The sessions will provide students with an intensive grounding and basis for continued learning. Drop-in surgery will be available to students on request.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Written Examination||60||1||A||50||Take away exam. Students have one week to complete the exam and submit at the School Office.|
|Report||1||M||50||Group report (1,500 words) summarising findings of directed reading and discussions sessions on a series of societal challenges.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Take away exam paper: to be released at 0900 on a Monday in the January assessment period and submitted via Turnitin by 1600 on the Friday of the same week.
Group report promotes group interaction, discussion and written synthesis of key issues. Exam tests individual knowledge of a key issue and its (emerging) impacts and responses by policymakers and society.