Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2114: Green Politics in Theory and Practice

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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


An introduction to green political thought

The social construction of the environmental and climate emergency

The science-policy nexus

Environmental racism

Sustainable development

The policy tool-box

Environmental policy-making in Britain

Environmental policy-making in the EU

UN environmental conferences / country positions

UN environment conference simulation

Environmental movements

Green Parties

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 Seminars
Scheduled learning and teaching3Simulation 1 x 3 hours
Guided independent study45Reading to prepare for seminars
Guided independent study25Preparation of country position for simulation negotiation
Guided independent study55Writing reflective report on the simulation process and outcomes

Online Resources

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