Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3210: Global Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover some or all of the following topics:

  •  Morality, Politics and International Relations
  • The Concept of Human Rights
  • Political Power and Global Justice
  • The Duty of Assistance
  • Legitimate Partiality to Compatriots
  • Global Distributive Justice
  • Justice and Migration
  • War Ethics and Humanitarian Intervention
  • Climate Change and Environmental Ethics

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 & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour per week seminars including a mix of formal lecture, small group work, presentations, discussion, reflection.
Guided independent study128Reading assignments (approximately 70 hours); Essay preparation: conducting research, building essay plans, and writing the finished product (approximately 40 hours); Seminar preparation (independent research and critical reflection) (approximately 18 hours)

Online Resources

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