Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3205: Law, Testimony and Trauma
This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.
Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:
• Critical, multidisciplinary perspectives of the concepts of ‘trauma’ and ‘testimony’.
• Theoretical lenses analysing the relationship between law, testimony and trauma.
• Central case studies in the field, which will include some or all the following: the Grenfell Tower fire, domestic violence, the murder of Stephen Lawrence, the Hillsborough disaster.
Lectures will be dedicated to learning the fundamentals of the law, testimony and trauma field, while seminars will be dedicated to understanding these fundamentals through work on individual research projects.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||9||9 x 1 hour lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||20||10 x 2 hour seminars|
|Guided independent study||9||Lecture preparation|
|Guided independent study||46||Case study preparation for seminars|
|Guided independent study||66||Formative and summative assessments preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).