Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2125: The West, Civilizations, and World Order

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that the syllabus will cover all or some of the following topics:

Part I: The Transatlantic Relation and the West

  1. Introduction
  2. What and Who’s ‘West’?
  3. Transatlantic Relations: History and Theory
  4. Transatlantic Security Relations and NATO
  5. The West and Civilizational Analysis

Part II: The West and World Order

  1. The West and (Liberal) World Order
  2. Western-Centrism in International Relations
  3. Human Rights: Universal Norms or Western Standard of Civilization?
  4. The Future of the West and World Order: Rising Powers and Authoritarianism
  5. The Future of the West and World Order: Populism and the Far-Right
  6. Final Seminar and Reflections

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
Schedule Learning and Teaching Activity2211 x 2 hour seminars
Guided Independent Study40Tutorial preparation
Guided Independent Study88Assessment preparation and completion

Online Resources

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