Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM157: Global Issues in European Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

  • Methods and Approaches in Comparative Politics
  • Party Systems in Europe
  • Mass-Elite Linkages and Public Opinion
  • Globalization-Integration Conflict
  • National and European Identity
  • International Conflicts and National Protest
  • Far left and far right challenger parties
  • A Loss of Support for Democracy?
  • The Quality of Democracy in Poland and Hungary
  • Post Factual Politics

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 & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour weekly seminars
Guided Independent Study100 hoursReading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study30 hoursPreparation of presentation
Guided Independent Study148 hoursPreparation and writing of assessments, includes the compilation of a ‘reaction to a reading’ (40 hours) as well as the research and writing related to an essay (108 hours)

Online Resources

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

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