Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2118: Land, Power and Politics: a Critical Problem-Based Approach

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:

  • The social root of politics, power and land;
  • The polis, latifunda, and the ‘rise and fall’ of civilisations;
  • ‘The age of change’: revolution and colonialism;
  • From the socialist grand narrative of land-power-politics to the triumph of the liberal settlement;
  • Contemporary challenges and opportunities in the politics and policy of land;
  • Post-colonialism, feminism, indigenous and sub-altern voices;
  • Ecological voices in the Anthropocene and socio-agrarian activism;
  • Land and resource conflict;
  • ‘The future’ of land, power and politics: climate change, the third industrial revolution, and the green state.

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 Activity1111 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled learning & teaching activities1111 x 1 hour seminars
Scheduled learning & teaching activities3Week eleven ‘consultancy’ assessment seminar
Guided independent study50Reading and seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study25Coursework preparation and writing
Inter-dependent group activity50Coursework preparation and writing

Online Resources

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