Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3134: Queer Theory in the Global Context

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

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

How this Module is Assessed

In the tables below, you will see reference to 'ILO's. An ILO is an Intended Learning Outcome - see Aims and Learning Outcomes for details of the ILOs for this module.

Formative Assessment

A formative assessment is designed to give you feedback on your understanding of the module content but it will not count towards your mark for the module.

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Group Presentation18 minutes max1-6Oral and Written

Summative Assessment

A summative assessment counts towards your mark for the module. The table below tells you what percentage of your mark will come from which type of assessment.

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

...and this table provides further details on the summative assessments for this module.

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Attendance10150-200 words / week. *For each topic, (10 in total), and in 150-200 words max: Student reflect on at least one of the essential readings and critically respond to at least one other student’s comments using the module’s ELE page Forum. 1-6Oral and Written
Critical Review Piece301000 words1-6Written
Essay602500 words1-6Written


Re-assessment takes place when the summative assessment has not been completed by the original deadline, and the student has been allowed to refer or defer it to a later date (this only happens following certain criteria and is always subject to exam board approval). For obvious reasons, re-assessments cannot be the same as the original assessment and so these alternatives are set. In cases where the form of assessment is the same, the content will nevertheless be different.

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Critical Review PieceCritical Review Piece, 1000 words (40%)1-6August/September re-assessment period
EssayEssay, 2500 words (60%)1-6August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

Critical Review Piece 1000 words (40%) August/September reassessment period (Students have the choice to write a critical review on one of the essential readings. Convenor to designate 10 pieces for students to choose from).

Essay 2500 words (60%) August/September reassessment period (Students to write an essay answering one question out of 5 provided.)