Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3121: Public Opinion from Cradle to Grave

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

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


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Daniel Stevens (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


There are a range of life events that have an effect on the development of political attitudes and behaviour. Education, friendships, employment, marriage, parenthood, divorce and aging are all life transitions that affect our identities, the resources that we have at our disposal and our social networks. In this module you will look at these phenomena at the individual level, at the macro level and in the context of major societal developments: declining birthrates, changes to the traditional family structure and labour force participation by women.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students.

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