Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1018: Facing the Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module’s precise content may vary from year to year. Topics covered range from debates about sovereignty (and its discontents), the universality or particularity of liberal norms and institutions, the evolving character of international society and warfare, the myth or reality of civilizational clashes, emerging powers, the tensions between order and justice, and global challenges such as inequality and climate change.

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 activity 16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent study73.5Preparation and completion of course work
Guided Independent study50Reading for tutorials

Online Resources

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