Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM095: The Politics of Democracy in Latin America

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Assessment based on individual class presentationsTwo 15-minute class presentations2-4, 8-10Verbal

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
90010

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Essay 1453,500 words1-4, 5-7, 8,11Written
Essay 2453,500 words1-4, 5-7, 8-11Written
Presentations10Two 15-minute individual presentations2-4, 8Verbal

Re-assessment

Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Essay 1Essay (3,500 words)1-4, 5-7, 8,11August/September assessment period
Essay 2Essay (3,500 words)1-4, 5-7, 8,11August/September assessment period
PresentationWritten summary of presentation1-5, 7-10August/September assessment period