Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2061: Order out of Chaos: Radical Democracy in Theory

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

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

Module Aims

In this module you will explore radical contemporary political theories which consider the relationship between humans and their environments, and the impact that this has on the body politic, expanding the nature of political identity and the demos. You will critically engage with traditional assumptions about time, raising questions which go to the heart of the modern, scientific world view, and introduces and explores concepts of time, assemblages, affect and perception.

The module aims to build upon analysis and skills from Classical Political Ideas, A History of Political Thought: From Christianity to early Modernity, Modern Political Thought: Rights the Nation and the State; and Modern Political Thought: In Critique of Rights. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. Demonstrate an appreciation of readings from the major texts of this module;
2. Show an understanding of key radical theory texts;
3. apply theory to aspects of the contemporary world;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Apply theoretical ideas and concepts to actual events and outcomes;
5. Provide interpretations to political questions in the light of appropriate evidence;
Personal and Key Skills6. Use logic and reasoning to evaluate arguments;
7. Formulate reasoned arguments about theory with clarity and precision, communicated in written and oral form;
8. Formulate your own conclusions based on differing forms of evidence; and
9. Demonstrate the capacity for independent study.