Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POC2086: Governing the Good Life: Contemporary International Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 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:

  • Governing The Good Life: Introduction to the rising international interest in wellbeing
  • Bhutan: Gross National Happiness
  • South Africa: Ubuntu after apartheid
  • India: Swaraj, self-development and self-rule
  • Ecuador: Buen Vivir and plurinationalism
  • UK: Measuring National Wellbeing
  • US: Chasing the American Dream
  • New Zealand: The Waitangi Tribunal and Te Kupenga
  • South Korea: ì?°ë¹? Wel-bing and wellbeing
  • International transfer of ideas: EU, UN, OECD

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 study30Preparation for seminars (30 hours)
Guided independent study45Reading set texts (30 hours) and secondary material (15 hours)
Guided independent study53Assessment (53 hours)

Online Resources

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