Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3111: Political Sociology

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. Methodology

2. Political culture and social capital

3. Class

4. Religion

5. Gender

6. Ethnicity and race

7. Political elites

8. Turnout

9. Social movements

10. Media

11. Citizen participation

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 2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent study44Preparing for seminars: reading and thinking through answers to discussion questions
Guided Independent study84Preparing for examination and essay

Online Resources

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