Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2086: Governing the Good Life: Contemporary International Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Aims

In this module you will acquire substantive knowledge about a wide variety of contemporary Good Life narratives across the world and how these relate to political governance and practice. You will learn how these ideas travel across different countries and cultures and you will develop analytical skills to assess their importance for political governance. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate a substantive knowledge of the ways in which contemporary philosophies of the Good Life have been applied, their political significance and critiques of them.
2. Demonstrate an awareness of the diversity of applications of the Good Life and the ability to analyse their relationship to each other and to international issues
3. Engage with notions of the Good Life in theory and practice.
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Identify, discuss and evaluate the major components of case studies covered and their argumentative articulation.
5. Engage in both reasoned interpretation and reasoned criticism of the ways the Good Life has been applied.
Personal and Key Skills6. Evaluate different interpretations of The Good Life in relation to different political contexts
7. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills orally and written
8. Formulate well-articulated conclusions based on a variety of sources
9. Demonstrate a capacity for independent study and research.