Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3074: The Politics of Climate Change

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:

  • Challenges of climate change mitigation governance
  • Challenges of climate adaptation governance 
  • The Political economy of climate change: the role of markets and business
  • Climate policy instruments
  • Politicisation of climate science
  • Climate scepticism 
  • Public understanding and engagement with climate change 
  • International dimensions of climate change – Development, equity and justice 
  • International dimensions of climate change – Human rights and migration politics
  • International dimensions of climate change – international policy
  • Climate change and sustainable futures

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 Activity4422 x 2 hour Seminars
Guided Independent Study118Reading and seminar preparation
Guided Independent Study34Learning diary writing and preparation
Guided Independent Study4Role play preparation
Guided Independent Study20Poster research and preparation
Guided Independent Study80Case study research and writing

Online Resources

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