Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3134: Queer Theory in the Global Context

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 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
Project Proposal700 words1-6Written

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
Critical Review Piece35800 words1-6Written
Summative Project652200 words or equivalent1-6Written


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, 800 words (35%)1-6August/September re-assessment period
Summative ProjectEssay, 2200 words or equivalent(65%)1-6August/September reassessment period

Re-assessment notes

Critical Review Piece  800 words (35%) August/September reassessment period (Students have the choice to write a critical review on one of the essential readings. Convenor to designate 10 essential readings  for students to choose from.

Sumamtive Project of 2200 words or equivalent (65%) August/September reassessment period Students produce their final project following feedback provided on their formative project proposal.