Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1022: Violence in World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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 some or all of the following topics.

Conceptual approaches may include:

  • What is violence?
  • Direct Violence
  • Structural/Economic Violence
  • Cultural Violence
  • Institutional Violence
  • Colonial Violence
  • Social Justice

Empirical topics may include:

  • Warfare, including the laws of war and military strategy
  • Urbicide and Genocide
  • Economic inequality and exploitation
  • Sexual and Gender-based violence
  • Terrorism and counter-terrorism
  • Radicalisation and counter-radicalisation
  • Slow violence and environmentalism

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 Activities16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching Activities126 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study32Reading and preparing for seminars
Guided Independent Study22Researching and writing formative assessments and assignments
Guided Independent Study25Writing portfolio
Guided Independent Study42.5Preparation for examination

Online Resources

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