Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3144: Gender and Politics in Africa

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

While the precise content will vary from year to year, it is expected that the module will include lectures on the following themes:

  • Africa, Feminist theory and Politics
  • Women, Peace and Security
  • Masculinity and Militarism
  • Production of Terror and Other
  • Gendered Empowerment and Development
  • Social Reproduction Theory
  • Land Reform and Governance
  • Queer, Citizenship and Sexualities
  • Informality in Politics and Governance
  • Violence, Civil War and Genocide
  • Gender and Diaspora
  • Motherhood, Heterosexuality and Nation-Building

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 Teaching2211 x 2 hour seminar
Guided Independent Study65Private study, reading and preparing for seminars (approx. 6 hours of private study per seminar)
Guided Independent Study28Researching and writing Critical Literature Review
Guided Independent Study30Researching and writing essay
Guided Independent Study5Preparing formative presentation

Online Resources

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