Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM806: Problems and Texts in Social and Political Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module will engage with some of the 'foundational texts' covered in the core modules of the relevant MA. It will also involve reading a wider variety of texts in philosophy and social and political theory, exploring the interconnection between different philosophical fields and different philosophical approaches. The selection of texts and topics for the Reading Group meetings will be student-led. Students will also be supervised for the selection of the topic of their dissertation.

A series of two-hour seminars, also with the participation of staff, research students, and students from others MAs, introduced by the students taking the Ma Programmes in Political Theory. A series of preparatory classes to select the topics for presentation and the topic for the final dissertation.

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
19131 0

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities1510 x 1.5 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities4 Supervision
Guided independent study131Independent study

Online Resources

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