Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3238: European Public Opinion

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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 some or all of the following topics:

  • The nature and origins of political attitudes
  • Understanding quantitative research results
  • Attitude formation
  • dimensions of political conflict: left-right vs. cultural openness
  • Models of voting behavior
  • Social media and public opinion
  • Post factual politics and the role of emotions
  • Identity politics: anti-immigrant sentiments, social identities, and cosmopolitanism
  • Brexit and European integration
  • Support for and opposition to redistribution

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 Activities222 hour weekly seminars with a mix of short formal lectures, student led seminar, and collective discussion
Guided Independent Study50Preparing for seminars: reading and research
Guided Independent Study78Completing assessment tasks: reading, research and writing

Online Resources

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