Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2050: Political Philosophy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

Rawls’s theory of justice and his critics; the liberal communitarian debate; theories and types of equality; theories of liberty: negative, positive, republican; deliberation and public reason; citizenship, multiculturalism, recognition, and solidarity; civic, cosmopolitan, and environmental rights/duties; forms of powers and their critique; discourses of difference

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 activity16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled learning and teaching activity1010 x 1 hour tutorials
Scheduled learning and teaching activity1Review session
Guided Independent study122.5A variety of private study tasks directed by module leader

Online Resources

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