Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3120: Political Thinkers of the Early Twentieth Century

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

The module will survey a range of exemplary thinkers and texts from the early twentieth century. While the specific thinkers and texts surveyed may vary from year to year, they will be selected to reflect a range of themes (such as freedom, revolution, oppression and social order) and ideologies (such as conservativism, socialism, anarchism, libertarianism). An indicative list of thinkers whose work the module might examine includes: W.E.B. Du Bois, Emma Goldman, Rosa Luxemburg, Vladimir Lenin, Mahatma Gandhi, Carl Schmitt, Benito Mussolini, Antonio Gramsci, Simone Weil, and Friedrich August von Hayek.

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 Activity20Weekly seminars (10 x 2 hours)
Guided Independent Study40Reading and preparation for seminars
Guided Independent Study90Preparation and completion of assessment tasks

Online Resources

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