Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2098: Comparative 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:

  • Theoretical and methodological principles of comparative politics
  • State formation
  • Democratization
  • Autocracies and Hybrid Regimes
  • Legislatures
  • Executives
  • Parties
  • Party Systems
  • Electoral Systems
  • Interest Groups

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 Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study60directed reading;
Guided Independent Study6preparing the formative research project outline
Guided independent study20completing the essay
Guided independent study42completing the research project preparation

Online Resources

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