Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3072F: Politics of Protest

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

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

Module Aims

This module provides you with the opportunity to learn about and test theories of social and political protest using data that you collect yourselves. You will learn basic quantitative data analysis skills and how to test hypotheses derived from the social movements’ literature. Your employability, verbal and oral communication and general research skills will be strengthened.  

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 competence in survey design and implementation;
2. use intermediate statistical techniques to analyse quantitative data using SPSS;
3. test hypotheses derived from careful reading of social movement theories;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. demonstrate the ability to effectively use analytical skills in both written and oral work;
5. appraise theories of social movements using quantitative evidence;
Personal and Key Skills6. design a survey in groups;
7. present coherent arguments;
8. demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in your written and oral work; and
9. critically apply knowledge of the research process to test hypotheses.