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 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:

  1. Introduction: Time, Posthumanism, and Radical Democracy.
  2. Nietzche: Morality, truth, guilt and debt
  3. Foucault: Biopower and resistance
  4. Deleuze and Guattari: the Rhizome
  5. Ahmed and he politics of Affect
  6. Phenomenologies of time: Bergson
  7. Connolly and Neuropolitics: Affect and perception
  8. Kaufman: emergence and complexity
  9. DeLanda and Latour: From biology to socio-politics
  10. Jane Bennett and Vibrant Matter: Can a radical democracy include the environment.
  11. Connolly: Radical democracy and a complex theory of the environment.
  12. Tutorials and essay support

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 Activity 2211 x weekly 2 hour Seminars
Guided Independent Study30A variety of independent study activities directed by your module leader to include: seminar preparation;
Guided Independent Study30reading set texts;
Guided Independent Study15reading secondary material;
Guided Independent Study53additional preparation for assignments

Online Resources

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

 ELE – http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/