Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1025: Classical Political Thought

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover the following topics:

Socrates on knowledge, virtue and Athenian democracy

Plato’s conception of justice

Plato’s theory of Forms

Plato’s Ideal State

Aristotle and the state as a product of nature

Aristotle on citizenship and constitutions

Epicurus’s and the Stoics’ critique of Greek political theory

Cicero and the roman reception of Greek thought

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 activity16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided independent study73.5Preparation for and completion of summative assessments.
Guided Independent study50Reading and preparation for Tutorials

Online Resources

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