Politics Undergraduate Modules 2018-19

The modules in this section are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2018 and August 2019.

If you wish to look at details for a module you studied in an earlier academic year please see undergraduate modules for other academic years.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2019 or later, you may refer to these descriptors as a guide; but please be aware that details they contain –- including (but not limited to) reading lists, duration and assessments – may change for your academic year.

Notes

  • The module list for Level One is currently incomplete; this will be finalised in August 2018.
  • The next compiled module list for the September 2019 - August 2020 academic year will be published here in March 2019 (exact date to be confirmed).

Information for Inbound Exchange Students

Please note that inbound study abroad students studying in Exeter/Penryn for one semester only can only choose from modules that are running in either Term 1 or Term 2. You are not able to choose modules that run in Terms '1 and 2' as these modules run for the full year.

Exeter Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL1008 Introduction to Social Data 15 1
POL1017 Globalization of World Politics 15 1
POL1018 Facing the Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century 15 2
POL1019 Power and Democracy 15 1
POL1020 Politics in Europe 15 1
POL1025 Classical Political Thought 15 1
POL1026 Early Modern Political Thought 15 2
POL1027 Strategic Theory and Contemporary International Conflict 15 2
POL1028 Introduction to Strategic Studies 15 2
POL1029 Introduction to Comparative Politics 15 1
POL1041 Data Analysis in Social Science 15 2
POL1044 Introduction to Public Policy 15 2

Exeter Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL2020 Contemporary Theories of World Politics 15 1
POL2026 Political Analysis: Behaviour, Institutions, Ideas 15 2
POL2027 The Politics of the World Economy 15 2
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 1
POL2047 American Politics 15 1
POL2050 Political Philosophy 15 2
POL2051 War and Peace in the Middle East 15 2
POL2052 Foreign Policy: Leadership, Power and Responsibility 15 1
POL2057 Security Studies 15 2
POL2059 Political Thought of Modernity 15 2
POL2075 Integration and Disintegration in the EU 15 1
POL2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 15 1
POL2081 Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences 15 2
POL2082 The Changing Character of Warfare 15 1
POL2086 Strategy and Psychology in Foreign Policy 15 2
POL2087 Digital Media and Politics 15 2
POL2094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2
POL2097 Behavioural Public Policy and the Nudge Agenda 15 1
POL2098 What is Law? Jurisprudence from Stone Tablets to Brain Imaging 15 1
POL2099 The Politics of Social Justice 15 2
POL2100 Political Conflicts in Europe 15 2
POL2101 Public Environmental Politics 15 1
POL2102 Explaining Public Policies 15 1
POL2103 The Logic of Democracies and Dictatorships 15 1
POL2104 Party Politics and Democracy 15 1
POL2105 Total War, Total Peace 15 2

Exeter Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL3000 Deadly Words: The Language of Political Violence 15 2
POL3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POL3051 The Media in Europe 30 1 and 2
POL3069 Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance 30 1 and 2
POL3076 Research Design for Dissertation 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3077 Global Environmental Politics and Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3080 The International Politics of Religion 30 1 and 2
POL3088 Forced Migration, Refugees and International Relations 30 1 and 2
POL3089 Policy in Action 30 1 and 2
POL3094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2
POL3132 Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State? 30 1 and 2
POL3136 Political Psychology 30 1 and 2
POL3154 The Politics of Climate Change 15 1
POL3156 Central Asian Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3168 War and its Aftermath: Interventions and Contemporary Conflict 30 1 and 2
POL3170 Marxism and Post-Structuralism 30 1 and 2
POL3174 International Security and US Foreign Policy 30 1 and 2
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 30 1 and 2
POL3193 Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions 30 1 and 2
POL3202 China in World Affairs 30 1 and 2
POL3203 Comparative Public Opinion 30 1 and 2
POL3204 Politics through the Life Course (Q-Step) 30 1 and 2
POL3206 The Political Economy of the State 30 1 and 2
POL3208 Maritime Power and Security in Global Politics 15 1
POL3212 Developments in British Politics: From Baldwin to Brexit 30 1 and 2
POL3217 Feminist Political Theory 30 1 and 2
POL3221 The Politics of Food, Farming and Nature 30 1 and 2
POL3222 Biopolitics in Practice 30 1 and 2
POL3223 Political and Civic Engagement in an Age of Political Disaffection 30 1 and 2
POL3225 Understanding Civil War 30 1 and 2
POL3226 Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking 30 1 and 2
POL3227 Politics, Elections, and the State in Africa 30 1 and 2
POL3228 From the Shadows into the Light: Political Advisers and Policy Making 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3229 Disrupting Western and Neo-Liberal Hegemony: Insurgency and Counterinsurgency Post-WWII 30 1 and 2
POL3230 Trumping the Mainstream: Populism and democratic politics 30 1 and 2
POL3231 Research Experience 15 1
POL3233 Military Revolutions and Political Change 15 1
POL3234 Religion, Politics and Policy in Europe 30 1 and 2
POL3235 Corruption, Power and Legitimacy 30 1 and 2

Penryn Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC1003 British Government and Politics 15 1
POC1014 The Public Policy Process 15 2
POC1017 Classical Political Ideas And Why They are Still Useful 15 1, 2 and 3
POC1021 Key Concept in Politics and International Relations 15 1
POC1022 Violence in World Politics 15 2
POC1023 Participating in Politics 15 1
POC1026 Power, Inequality and Global Justice 15 1
POC1028 Modern Political Theory 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 1
POC2018 National and Community Identity 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2041 The Political Psychology of Elites 15 1
POC2047 Work Placement 15 2 and 3
POC2048 Research Methods in International Relations 15 2
POC2049 European Integration 15 1
POC2061 Order out of Chaos: Radical Democracy in Theory 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2065 Spies, Secrets and Lies 15 1
POC2083 The Research Toolkit for Politics and International Relations 30 1 and 2
POC2084 Foreign Policy 15 1
POC2085 Theories of The Good Life: From the Agora to the American Dream 15 1
POC2086 Governing The Good Life: Contemporary International Studies 15 2
POC2087 Security Studies, Part One 15 2
POC2088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2090 Violence, Conflict and Religion in the Middle East 15 2
POC2093 Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace 15 2
POC2098 Comparative Politics 15 2
POC2099 Sparking Social Change 15 1
POC2101 Religion and Global Conflict 15 2
POC2103 Introduction to Postcolonialism 15 2
POC2108 Political Geographies: Local to Global 15 1
POC2109 Politics in a Global Urban Age 15 2
POC2111 Political Sociology 15 1
POC2112 Decolonising: The Discipline of International Relations 15 1
POC2113 Violence, Truth, and Reconciliation: Bearing Witness 15 1
POC2114 Green Politics in Theory and Practice 15 1
POC2115 Political Campaign Strategy 15 1
POC2116 South Asian Conflict Studies 15 2
POC2117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 2
POC2118 Land, Power and Politics: a critical problem-based approach 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3020 The Politics of War 30 1 and 2
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3048 US Field Course 30 1 and 2
POC3051 Political Psychology of Masses 15 2
POC3072F Politics of Protest (Fieldwork) 15 1
POC3094 Global Policy Challenges 15 1
POC3096 American Democracy and the Challenges of the 21st Century 15 1
POC3097 The Politics of Gender, Sex and Sexuality. 15 2
POC3100 The Politics of Fashion 15 2
POC3101 Contemporary Political Theory: Race, Class, Gender 15 2
POC3105 Negotiating Postcoloniality: History and Politics of Independent India 15 2
POC3106 Biopolitics of Security 15 1
POC3107 The Politics of Statelessness 15 2
POC3108 Political Geographies: Local to Global 15 1
POC3109 Politics in a Global Urban Age 15 2
POC3110 State Crime 15 1
POC3111 Political Sociology 15 1
POC3115 Political Campaign Strategy 15 1
POC3116 South Asian Conflict Studies 15 2
POC3117 The Politics of Climate Change 15 2
POC3119 The Modern Civil Service: Working in Government 15

College Modules Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 2
SSI3017 Learning from Work Experience in the Social Sciences 15 1 and 2
SSI3018 Employment Experience Abroad 120 1, 2 and 3
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2
SSIM903 Advanced Interdisciplinary Research Design 15 2
SSIM908 Directed Practical Study: Agriculture and Food 30 1 and 2
SSIM909 Dissertation in Food Studies 60