Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1025: Classical Political Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 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 the following topics:

  •  The political thought and historical context of Ancient Greek philosophers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle;
  •  The political thought and historical context of philosophers from the periods of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire such as Cicero and St Augustine.

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
Guided independent study73.5Preparation for and completion of summative assessments.
Guided Independent study50Reading and preparation for Tutorials

Online Resources

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