Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2124: Political Analysis

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover at least some of the following topics:

  • Writing a research proposal
  • Qualitative methods
  • Quantitative methods
  • Questionnaire design
  • The logic of political surveys
  • Textual analysis
  • Feminist Methods in International Relations
  • Archival Research, Genealogy and Problematisation
  • Aesthetics, Visualisations and Visual Methods
  • Decolonizing methodologies
  • Writing a Literature Review

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 27.511 x 2.5 hour weekly seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 1.53 x 30 minute supervision meetings
Guided Independent study40Preparation for seminars
Guided Independent study81Completion of coursework

Online Resources

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

  • ELE – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages
  • Kanopy;
  • podcasts;
  • blogs and vlogs;
  • cultural productions (songs; music videos; films; performances);
  • policy briefs;
  • annual reports from selected international organizations