Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3124: Political Thinkers of the Late 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 the work of a range of thinkers from the late 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 sexual liberation, decolonization, power and violence) and ideologies (such as conservativism, feminism, communism and black power). An indicative list of thinkers whose work the module might examine includes: Michel Foucault, Angela Davis, Paulo Freire, Michael Oakeshott, Friedrich von Hayek, Stuart Hall, Simone de Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt & Frantz Fanon.

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 activity2010 x 2 hour seminars
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).