Joint-honours information for 2017 entry

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Module 008GA

Module details for 2017/18.

30 credits

FHEQ Level 6

Module Outline

The meaning of home is often taken-for-granted as a mundane and trivial feature of everyday life, but this module will explore its complexity in full. Workshops will focus on domestic practices of home in terms of consumption, display and identification; the inhabitation of the embodied and sensuous home space; family, heteronormativity and gendered practices of home (un)making; the lifecourse and home as a site of childhood and ageing; the politics of housing and home, including displacement, domicide and homelessness; and migration, belonging and transnational home-making. Our studies of the representation of home in literature and film will be complemented by a trip to the Geffrye Museum of Home.

Module learning outcomes

Evaluate and explain key concepts.

Reflect critically on key geographical and interdisciplinary debates on home.

Provide evidence of detailed knowledge and understanding of a diversity in experiences of home.

Identify, explore, and critically discuss appropriate empirical evidence in response to essay titles.

TypeTimingWeighting
Essay (4000 words)Semester 1 Assessment Week 1 Thu 16:0080.00%
Coursework20.00%
Coursework components. Weighted as shown below.
EssayT1 Week 8 100.00%
Timing

Submission deadlines may vary for different types of assignment/groups of students.

Weighting

Coursework components (if listed) total 100% of the overall coursework weighting value.

TermMethodDurationWeek pattern
Autumn SemesterWorkshop3 hours11111011111

How to read the week pattern

The numbers indicate the weeks of the term and how many events take place each week.

Dr Katie Walsh

Convenor, Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/203548

Dr Fae Dussart

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/175386

Miss Emilia Roycroft

Assess convenor
http://www.sussex.ac.uk/profiles/214700

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