Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC1023: Participating in Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 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:

Defining political participation and its place in a democracy

Electoral / party participation

Lobbying / contacting an MP

Petitions: on- and off-line

Wearing badges / ribbons

Legal demonstrations

Radical actions (occupations, sit-ins)


Youth engagement

Boycotts / buycotts

Civic engagement / voluntary organisations

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 Activity16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity1010 x 1 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study85Private study: 5 hours preparing presentation; 8 hours preparing for each seminar (totalling 80 hours)
Guided Independent Study20Engaging in political actions and writing scholarly reflections
Guided Independent Study18.5Preparing call to action

Online Resources

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