Undergraduate Modules for 2016-17

The modules in this list are only applicable to students who will be studying them between September 2016 and August 2017.

If you intend to commence your study during the 2016-17 academic year

This list is provided as a likely indicator of modules available to you during your degree, but it is subject to change, and the level one (first year) list will not be complete until August 2016.

Prior to this date, if you would like to gain a better idea of the possible range of modules, you may wish to refer to the list of undergraduate Politics modules for 2015-16 as a general guide.

If you intend to study one of these modules from September 2017 or later

You may refer to the descriptors listed below 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, and we cannot guarantee that a module available in any academic year will continue to be available in subsequent years.

The modules for September 2017 - August 2018 will begin to be listed here in March 2017 (exact date to be confirmed).

If you are a previous or current student...

...and you are looking for the descriptor of a module you studied in an academic year prior to 2016-17, please see undergraduate modules for current students.

Exeter Campus Level One

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL1001B State of Britain 15 2
POL1006 State and Society 15 2
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
POL1023 Politics and Economy of the Contemporary Middle East 15 2
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
POL1041 Data Analysis in Social Science 15 2
POL1041B Data Analysis in Social Science 15 2
POL1042 Rational Choice and Environmental Problems 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
POL2028 Political Ethics: Theory and Case Studies 15 2
POL2038 International Relations, War and Peace in the Middle East 15 2
POL2046 The Economics of Politics 15 1
POL2047 American Politics 15 2
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 1
POL2060 Public Policy and Administration 15 1
POL2075 Integration and Disintegration in the EU 15 1
POL2076 Rising Powers, Peace and Conflict 15 1
POL2077 Data Analysis in Social Science II 15 1
POL2078 Governing the Public Sector: Bureaucratic Power and Politics 15 1
POL2079 Contemporary Public Debate in an Age of 'Anti-Politics' 15 2
POL2081 Thinking about Race: Perspectives from the Biological and Social Sciences 15 2
POL2082 The Changing Character of Warfare 15 1
POL2084 European Union Foreign Policy 15 2
POL2091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
POL2094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2

Exeter Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POL3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POL3054 Nuclear Weapons in International Relations 15 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
POL3078 Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics 30 1 and 2
POL3080 The International Politics of Religion 30 1 and 2
POL3081 Markets, regulation and Europeanization 30 1 and 2
POL3091 Immigration in Western Societies 15 1
POL3094 Data Analysis in Social Science III 15 2
POL3125 The History and Political Development of Iraq 15 2
POL3126 Ethno-Politics: Theoretical Considerations and Case Studies 15 2
POL3127 EU Democracy Promotion in the Middle East and North Africa 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3129 Politics and Reform in the Gulf 15 2
POL3132 Globalisation and Democratic Politics: the End of the Nation State? 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
POL3172 Political Participation 15 1, 2 and 3
POL3175 Nationalisms in the Middle East 15 1
POL3177 The Refugee Crisis in the Modern World 30 1 and 2
POL3180 Latin American Parties, Politics and Elections 30 1 and 2
POL3184 Politics of Semi-democratic and Authoritarian Countries 30 1 and 2
POL3193 Women in the Criminal Justice System: Law, Policy and Institutions 30 1 and 2
POL3194 Rethinking the Politics of Communities 30 1 and 2
POL3195 The Politics of Regulation: Risks and Regulatory Failures 30 1 and 2
POL3196 Democracy in the European Union 30 1 and 2
POL3197 Anarchy and World Order: The Anarchist Perspective 15 2
POL3198 Revolution and Modern Political Thought 30 1, 2 and 3
POL3199 Images of Democracy 30 1 and 2
POL3201 International Security and US Foreign Policy 15 1
POL3202 China in World Affairs 30 1 and 2
POL3203 European Public Opinion 30 1 and 2
POL3204 Politics through the Life Course (Q-Step) 30
POL3205 Civic Engagement 30 1 and 2
POL3206 The Political Economy of the State 30 1 and 2
POL3207 Realism in International Security 15 2
POL3208 Maritime Power and Security in Global Politics 15 2
POL3209 Law, Politics and Power 30 1 and 2
POL3210 Global Justice 15 2
POL3211 Nonviolence: Power and Politics 15 1
POL3212 Developments in British Politics: From Baldwin to Brexit 30 1 and 2
POL3213 Feminist Political Theory 15 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
POC1015 Power, Conflict, Inequality: Issues in Global Politics 15 1
POC1017 Classical Political Ideas And Why They are Still Useful 15 1, 2 and 3
POC1018 Foundations in Political Thinking: From Early Christianity to the Renaissance 15 2
POC1019 Green Politics in Theory and Practice 15 1
POC1020 Global Environmental Politics 15 2
POC1021 Key Concept in Politics and International Relations 15 1
POC1022 Violence in World Politics 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC2012 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 15 1
POC2041 The Political Psychology of Elites 15 1
POC2049 European Integration 15 1
POC2052 NGOs: Responding to Global Challenges 15 2
POC2055 Modern Political Thought: Rights, the Nation, and the State 15 1, 2 and 3
POC2074 The West and its Fears: Security Studies, Part Two 15 2
POC2076 China in World Politics 15 1
POC2081 Land, Fuel and Conflict 15 2
POC2083 The Research Toolkit in 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
POC2092 Comparative Government, Politics, and Society in the Contemporary Middle East 15 1
POC2093 Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace 15 2

Penryn Campus Level Three

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
POC3019 China in World Politics 30 1 and 2
POC3034 The Ethics and Politics of Humanitarian Intervention 30 1 and 2
POC3040 Dissertation 30 1 and 2
POC3044 American Democracy and the Challenges 30 1, 2 and 3
POC3048 US Field Course 30 1 and 2
POC3049 European Integration 15 1
POC3050 The EU policy process 15 2
POC3065 Secrets, Lies and Spies 15 1
POC3072F Politics of Protest (Fieldwork) 15 1
POC3074 The West and its Fears: Security Studies, Part Two 15 2
POC3082 Gender, Violence and Development 15 2
POC3085 Theories of the Good Life: From the Agora to the American Dream 15 1
POC3087 Social Movements in China 15 2
POC3088 Understanding Israel and Palestine: One Land, Two People 15 1
POC3090 Violence, Conflict, and Religion in the Middle East 15 2
POC3091 Foreign Policy in the Middle East 15 2
POC3092 Comparative Government, Politics, and Society in the Contemporary Middle East 15 1
POC3093 Understanding Israel and Palestine: Seeking Peace 15 2
POC3094 Global Policy Challenges 15 1

College Modules Level Two

Code Module Title Credits Term(s)
SSI2001 Learning from Work Experience in Social Sciences 15 2
SSI2002 Data Analysis in the Workplace 15 1
SSI3999 One Year study abroad 120 1 and 2