Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2020: Contemporary Theories of World Politics

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Week       Lecture

1             Introduction

2             Geopolitics

3             Interests and anarchy

4             Institutions and cooperation

5             International society and the classical approach

6             Identity and world politics

7             Development and hegemony

8             Patriarchy and power

9             Race and the margins of international politics

10           Anarchy, networks or a world state?

11           Conclusions and methodological reflections



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 study123.5A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader and seminar tutors. These tasks may include:- Reading and note-taking in preparation for class (60 hours); Preparation for and completion of examination (40 hours); Essay preparation (conducting research, writing the finished product) (23.5 hours)

Online Resources

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