Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC3145: Political Behaviour across Generations and the Life Course

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 precise content will vary from year to year, the teaching activity will include lectures and seminar activities based on the following topics:

  • What is ‘political’? Defining and measuring ‘political participation’
  • Learning to be political? Political socialisation
  • Political participation across generations
  • Political participation across the life cycle
  • Political participation in the here and now: the role of context
  • Generational trends in political participation: Civic decline vs. Democratic Phoenix
  • Reducing inequalities in political participation

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 per seminar)
Guided Independent Study25Researching and writing critical journal article comparison
Guided Independent Study35Researching and writing essay
Guided Independent Study3Receiving and reflecting on feedback

Online Resources

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