Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2099: The Politics of Social Justice

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

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:


  • Introduction to Critical Social Theory
  • Class: From Marxism to Neoliberalism
  • Critical Race Theory
  • Feminism as Critical Theory
  • Queer Theory
  • Anarchism and the State
  • Political Art and Activism
  • Technology
  • Environmentalism

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 & Teaching activities2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study45Preparing for seminars: reading and research.
Guided Independent Study83Completing assessment tasks: reading, research, and writing.

Online Resources

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