Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2095: From Climate Change to Quantum Theory: The Future of International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

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:

  • Climate change
  • The end of war
  • Social movements
  • The decline of the West
  • Networks, big data, and AI
  • New materialisms
  • Accelerationism
  • Complexity and chaos theory
  • Quantum IR theory

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 Activity2111 x 1 hour lecture, 10 x 1 hour seminars, delivered in 2 hour blocks
Guided Independent Study75Reading for class and assignments
Guided Independent Study28Essay writing
Guided Independent Study10Preparation for class presentation
Guided Independent Study16Thinking and reflection

Online Resources

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