2016/17 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LLLC1395 Exploring Diversity
20 creditsClass Size: 35
Module manager: Catherine Bates
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2016/17
This module is not approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module is aimed at you if you are a student interested in understanding your own location within a wider cultural context. You will be introduced to an interdisciplinary approach to study. You will also consider some of the basic theories around culture and diversity and be encouraged to apply these understandings to different contexts.
ObjectivesThis is an introductory module that will introduce students to the different discipline areas (particularly the arts and humanities disciplines) and their methodologies and will develop their confidence around study skills, including the use of technology.
This will be done through focusing on the topic of Culture and Diversity. The module will enable students to understand how issues of culture, cultural difference, diversity, equality and ideology are approached from the perspective of different disciplines and why.
It will promote critical engagement with the literature devoted to the different disciplines and will seek to encourage students to reflect upon, and locate themselves, in a wider cultural context.
At the end of this module students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
-competing/ complementary theoretical perspectives
-critical engagement with conceptual problems
-the application of theoretical insights on culture and diversity to the analysis of contemporary issues
-skills required for the clear and accurate communication of ideas
Understanding of different paradigms for academic study
The module will cover:
-An overview of the concept of culture and diversity and its links with different disciplinary foundations
-Identity and community
-Issues of culture
-Diversity in the workplace
The module will use case studies and specific examples to illustrate the concept of culture and diversity.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Independent online learning hours||50.00|
|Private study hours||115.50|
|Total Contact hours||34.50|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyTime for private study is expected to break down as follows:
Reading and research 46 hours
Preparation for seminars 23.5 hours
Assignment Preparation 46 hours
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackThere will be ongoing monitoring of student progress throughout the module via student engagement in each taught session and via the VLE.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Written Work||Short analysis of a media article (1,000 words)||25.00|
|Written Work||1,000 word plan with bibliography||25.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 01/04/2016
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