Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2132: Politics of Work

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

  • The Labour Process at Amazon
  • Social Reproduction in Care Work
  • Class Composition and the Call Centre
  • Technology and the Gig Economy
  • Pluralism and Corporatism
  • Production and Distribution
  • Dignity and Technology
  • Justice and Recognition

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 activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study63Private study, reading and preparing for seminars (approx. 6 hours of private study per seminar)
Guided Independent Study20Researching and writing Worker Testimony
Guided Independent Study20Researching and writing Journalistic Analysis
Guided Independent Study20Researching and writing Policy Briefing
Guided Independent Study5Preparing formative presentation

Online Resources

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

Other Learning Resources

As well as journal articles and other resources, the indicative basic readings will be augmented with journal articles and films/documentaries from the Learning on Screen/Box of Broadcasts archive of UK television programming.