Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2018: National and Community Identity

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 precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:


 Imagining the community and narratives of identity.


The function of identity


National identities


The politics of memory


Identity and ‘difference’,


The construction of difference.


 Power, rurality, and the politics of representation.


Case Study : Cornish Nationalism.

Case Study : Britain and the legacy of colonialism..


Case Study: Europe, the nation, and refugees


Identity and political discourse.

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 activity 1111 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and teaching activity 1111 x 1-hour seminars, some of which will be student led with formal presentations and student facilitation of discussion
Guided Independent study5Preparation for student led seminar
Guided Independent study40 Preparation for 1st Essay (summative)
Guided Independent study40 Preparation for 2nd Essay (summative)
Guided Independent study43Private study

Online Resources

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

Web-based and electronic resources:


  • ELE (Exeter Learning Environment (Moodle)) – College to provide hyperlink to appropriate pages