Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1017: Globalization of World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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:


1. Introduction to IR 

2. History and the Making of the Modern World 

3. Realism 

4. Liberalism 

5. The English School and Constructivism 

6. Critical Theories 

7. Power 

8. Security 

9. Empire and Hegemony 

10.Humanitarian Intervention and R2P 

11.Wrap-up and Revision

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
26.5123.50

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent Learning 73.5Preparation and completion of course work
Guided Independent Learning 50Preparation for tutorials

Online Resources

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