Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3274: Money, Lobbying, and Policymaking

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 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 purpose of interest groups, what lobbying is and how it is done, laws that regulate lobbying and money in the US and other countries, current research on lobbying and policymaking, case studies of lobbying and policymaking, and related topics.

Assignments include strategic memos, a research note (a short essay of your original research), a bit of data analysis using a statistics package, and an in-class simulations of lobbying and policymaking.

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 activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided independent study44Preparing for seminars: Reading and research
Guided independent study84Completing assessment tasks: Reading, research and writing

Online Resources

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