Module title: Social Identities (Hong Kong)

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: SSC10602
Module leader: Fiona McQueen
School School of Applied Sciences
Subject area group: Social Science
Prerequisites

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: HONG KONG
Partner:
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Fiona McQueen
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & Teaching methods including their alignment to LOs
LOs 1 – 4: Each taught input uses a variety of audio-visual resources, discussion and activity to foster student engagement. Each tutorial revolves around set readings and will incorporate student presentations to enhance communication skills. Presentations will integrate the core theoretical debates drawn from the readings and discussions, enhancing understanding of the module. In order to prepare for tutorials, students will have to engage in extensive independent learning if they are to extend their engagement with the module. The embedding of writing tasks into tutorials will enhance their ability to précis and form part of the peer support that will be integral to the module.

Embedding of employability/PDP/Scholarship Skills
LOs 1 – 4: Extension of research skills will be required in order to meet the learning outcomes. Synthesis of material and ideas will be enhanced. The embedding of written tasks into tutorials will develop the ability to précis complex material. Team working, communication skills and self-reflexivity will be further developed through tutorial activities. Familiarity with technology will be required in order to seek out relevant information and Moodle will be used to increase peer support. Critical appraisal will be required in the summative assessments.

Research / teaching linkages
The module leader and other staff have engaged in identity research and their work is incorporated into the module providing specific linkages and the opportunity to discuss issues relating to researching this area, thus providing credibility.
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Formative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
LOs1 – 4: Formative assessment will take place through the embedded written tasks in tutorials, throughout the trimester.
LOs 3 & 4 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the students’ own choosing, within certain parameters.
LOs 1 – 4 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination.


Summative Assessment:
Assessment (formative or summative)
LOs1 – 4: Formative assessment will take place through the embedded written tasks in tutorials, throughout the trimester.
LOs 3 & 4 will be summatively assessed through an essay of the students’ own choosing, within certain parameters.
LOs 1 – 4 will be summatively assessed through an end of module examination.


Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 22
Face To Face Tutorial 11
Face To Face Centrally Time Tabled Examination 2
Independent Learning Guided independent study 165
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Essay 50 1-4 8 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 3000
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 2, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

This module will discuss aspects of social identities including aging, gender and intimacy, social class, ethnicity and racialised identities, national identities, stigmatised identities, consumer identities and postmodern identities. Each week will include a discussion of one aspect of social identities, research that relates to the topic and one main theorist of identity. Some of the theorists included are Goffman, Bourdieu, Giddens, Anderson and Baudrillard.

Included in each tutorial class will be discussion of research readings completed and 'methods experience' sessions which will provide opportunities to engage with research data and analyse this, connecting the themes emerging from the data to the lecture content for that topic.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to
LO1: Analyse the relative merits of sociological theories to identity
LO2: Critically reflect on the processes associated with identification
LO3: Compare and contrast the theoretical approaches to the lived experiences of different identity categories
LO4: Develop existing scholarly skills in relation to critical analysis and the construction of argument through regular written exercises.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
SSC10602 Social Identities (Hong Kong)