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 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:


1. Measuring social movement dynamics

2. Old and new social movements compared

3. Structural and biographic availability

4. Emotions and motivations

5. Protest as anti-politics

6. Survey design

7. Entering and cleaning data in SPSS

8. Assumptions of parametric data

9. Measures of association

10. Basic regression

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 activity 55 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 55 x 1 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 105 x 2 hour computer workshops
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 3Group survey design workshop
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 5 (plus travel time)Field trip for data collection
Guided Independent study43Private study: reading material set on reading list
Guided Independent study15Preparing review of method
Guided Independent study64Preparing research report

Online Resources

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

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/