Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1019: Green Politics in Theory and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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:


Environmental goals and values

History of environmentalism and environmental politics

Policy tools tackling environmental problems: political, economic, and civil societal

British environmental politics

EU environmental politics

Green parties

Environmental movements

Science, technology and environmental governance

Environmental protection vs. democracy

Green political thought and environmental discourses

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 activities1510 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activities1010 x 1 hour seminars
Guided independent study85Private study: 5 hours preparing presentation; 8 hours preparing for each seminar (totalling 80 hours)
Guided independent study20Preparing essay 1
Guided independent study20Preparing essay 2

Online Resources

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