Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1026: Power, Inequality and Global Justice

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

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:

  • How can we think critically?
  • How do we find out what is going on in the world?
  • Why do we obey?
  • Why is the world divided territorially?
  • Do colonialism and slavery belong in the past?
  • Why are some people better off than others?
  • What makes the world dangerous?
  • What can we do to change the world?
  • Who do we think we are?
  • How can we end poverty?

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

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

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities11 11 x 1 hour Seminars guided by questions and readings assigned by the tutor and including assessed presentations
Guided Independent Study33Reading and preparing for seminars, contributing to group project
Guided independent study99.5Preparing portfolio and formative assessment

Online Resources

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