Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3172: Political Participation

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

1 Introduction
2 Valuing Participation
3 Theories of Participation
4 Voter Turnout
5 Participation in Parties
6 Movements, Revolutions and Revolts
7 The Internet
8 Political Knowledge
9 Referendums
10 Deliberative Democracy

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 Activities150Teaching is conducted through introductory lectures, followed by student-led seminars. The main emphasis is on weekly seminar presentations, for which all students are expected to read background materials to make possible their active participation in discussion.

Online Resources

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