20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: This module is enquiry-based and highly student-centred; it gives you the opportunity to work in teams to research in depth a contemporary social issue and present your findings in a series of linked, online articles. We will cover four major topics; you will have some input into the final choice of those topics, and into the allocation of a topic for your team. In the first half of the semester, we will examine the outline of each topic in a weekly lecture, and follow this with a viewing of an extended documentary film and class discussion of key themes raised by that film. After seeing the documentary for your team's topic, you will work together to agree what your central theme and individual articles will be. These articles will form the basis for further seminar discussions and in-class group work in the second half of the semester.

Staff Contact: Dr Marjorie Dryburgh
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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