Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3198: Revolution and Modern Political Thought

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

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:

  • The political theory of the American Revolution
  • Popular Sovereignty and the French Revolution
  • The Burke-Paine debate
  • Revolutionizing Manners, Moeurs and Sentiments
  • The Contested Legacy of the Age of Revolution

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 & Teaching activities4422 weekly two hour seminar classes
Guided independent study88Preparing for seminars; reading and research
Guided independent study168Complete assessment tasks: reading, research and writing

Online Resources

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

There will be an ELE for the module that will include a discussion forum where students share their thoughts on and reactions to the readings each week