Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3132: Politics of War

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

Indicative content includes: critical approaches to studying war and society; the role of gender, race, and nationalism in legitimising war; introduction to a range of different historical and cultural contexts; consideration of cultural practices surrounding war which may include film, ceremony, art; questions of agency and resistance; the relationship between military technologies and the experience of war.

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 Activity2211 x 2-hour seminars
Guided Independent study 50Private study – reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent study 78Preparation for portfolio and group project – including researching and collating relevant sources; planning the structure and argument; writing up the work

Online Resources

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

ELE – https://vle.exeter.ac.uk/