Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3248: Marxism(s) and International Relations

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:

  • globalising capital and the new international division of labour;
  • a new imperialism?;
  • conceptualising hegemony;
  • the state system and the global circuits of capital;
  • capitalist globalisation and ‘modernity’;
  • challenging top-down perspectives: social reproduction in a global context;
  • the ‘international’ in the 21st century.

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 Activities 2211 x 2-hour seminars
Guided Independent Study50Private study – reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study78Preparation for essay and exam – including researching and collating relevant sources; planning the structure and argument; writing up the essay

Online Resources

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