Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1031: Political Communication

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

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

Module Aims

The aim of this module is to:

  1. Introduce you to a range of key academic skills including research, note making, critical thinking, a range of styles of academic writing, public speaking and project management.
  2. Give you opportunity to practice, gain ongoing feedback and reflect on these skills in a supportive environment
  3. Encourage you to reflect on your own perspective within, and relationship with, the academic institution.
  4. Equip you to think critically about how knowledge is (re)produced and communicated. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Develop strategic thinking and project management approaches to organise your academic career
2. Critically reflect on how positionality impacts our experience of education and politics
3. Critically engage with and produce a range of different forms of political communication
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Find, read and engage with appropriate research
5. Understand and develop the range of key skills essential for rigorous academic work in a Higher Education setting
6. Employ tools of analysis and critical thinking to compare sources and use research to develop and support your own independent work
7. Communicate your ideas coherently, logically and convincingly through academic writing and other forms of communication
Personal and Key Skills8. Reflect on your own learning and skills in order to think strategically about personal development
9. Work independently and manage time efficiently in preparing for scheduled learning activities, exercises and assessments
10. Work with peers to develop a learning community, and present a reflective project