Accessibility Statement for Introduction to criminology (DD105)
Mode of study
There are two books and there are also a number of study materials available online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images, audio/video clips (all with transcripts), accessible diagrams, interactive media, animations and multiple choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. There are two printed module textbooks and electronic versions of these are available on the module website.
This module provides a range of learning events including face-to-face tutorials and day schools. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online equivalent. Attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You will be required, at certain points, to work with other students and this is assessed in one of the TMAs. This includes looking at, and commenting on, others’ work, reflecting on others’ comments on your work, and/or working together with fellow learners on a project/task. Please contact us to find out more if you would like support with this aspect of your learning.
Online practical work is a required component of assessment. This includes some collaborative group work.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain a considerable number of diagrams, charts and photographs. Understanding and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and you will be helped to develop the skills necessary to do so. Figure descriptions are provided for all figures.
This module has five tutor-marked assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system and an end of module assessment.
If you are concerned about any aspects of assessments, please contact us for advice on alternative assessments and support.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted tutor-marked assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time-management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills. If you are concerned about the time management required at undergraduate level, please contact us before you register on the module to find out what we can do to support you.