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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3029: Discrimination Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

It is envisaged that the syllabus will include the following topics. Precise content and order may vary.

Introduction to Discrimination Law – History, theoretical background, patterns of discrimination

Prohibited Conduct: direct & indirect discrimination, disability, harassment, victimisation

Grounds/Protected Characteristics: Age, disability, race, religion, sex/gender, sexual orientation

Conflicting protections: multiculturalism, religion, gender and sexual orientation

Structural issues: sexual harassment, racial profiling, disability discrimination, intersectional discrimination

Beyond the UK context: international examples – 3 case studies

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4623 x 2 hour Lectures (including introductory and revision sessions)
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities96 x 1.5 hour Workshops
Guided Independent Study120Individual reading and lecture preparation
Guided independent study35Workshop preparation
Guided independent study80Summative assessment preparation
Guided Independent Study10Formative assessment preparation

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).