Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1018: The Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module’s precise content may vary from year to year. Topics covered range from international organizations and human rights, the global political economy and the capitalist system, global challenges such as poverty, climate change, and migration, to the implications for international security and order of great power competition, terrorism, and populism.

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 16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Guided Independent study73.5Preparation and completion of course work
Guided Independent study50Reading for tutorials

Online Resources

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