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.

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Discussion of research design with studentsInformal discussion with students on their project idea1Verbal
Workshop on survey designGroup discussion with students on ideas for survey design1,3Verbal

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Designing and creating a survey (marks will be allocated on the basis of proven individual contributions; i.e. each student will be responsible for a battery of survey questions)20No more than 12 x A5 pages1,3,6,9Written
Review of method201,000-words1,4,7,8Written
Seminar participation 10Contribution to the 10 2-hour seminars3, 7, 8Written
Individual research project503,000-words2,5,3,7,8,9Written


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Designing and creating a surveyDesigning and creating a short survey (2-pages of A4 per individual student)1,3,6,9August/September assessment period
Review of methodReview of method (1,000 words)1,4,7,8August/September assessment period
Individual research project Individual research project using secondary data (3,000 words)2,5,3,7,8,9August/September assessment period
Seminar participationOne-to-one viva with course convener3,7,8August/September assessment period