Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2107: Gender and Comparative Public Policy

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Drawing on research gender and comparative public policy, the module assesses and challenges theoretical foundations through the comparative examination of a range of contemporary issues in the promotion of gender+ equality and sexual+ equality.


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 theoretical discussions and case studies:

  • What is gender equality and why does it matter?
  • Gender equality paradigm in action
  • The politics of gender
  • Gender at work
  • Gender and reproduction
  • LGBT rights and same-sex marriage
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Gender and Religion

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 activities1111 x 1hr lectures
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1111 x 1hr seminars and group work
Guided Independent Study50Private study – reading and preparing for the module, following module-related news events
Guided Independent Study50Preparation of the case study
Guided Independent Study28Preparation of the news-related presentation and presentation report

Online Resources

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

Will be provided on ELE

Other Learning Resources

Will be provided on ELE