Undergraduate Module Descriptor
POL3069: Globalisation and the Politics of Resistance
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
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:
Introduction - Overview of module aims and methods
Part I: Theorising The Politics of Resistance
- Who is the subject of resistance?
- Why does resistance emerge?
- What does it look and sound like?
Part II: Mapping Sites of Resistance
- Case studies to be determined by class. Past case studies include: the IRA, the Tamil Tigers, Hip Hop music, the global justice movement, art as resistance, gay rights, Hamas, the ANC, the Zapatistas, and the Iranian Revolution.
Part III: Dilemmas of the Politics of Resistance
- What is a progressive movement?
- Practising direct action, is violence ever justified?
- Another world is possible, but for whom?
- Unintended Consequences
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity||44||22 x 2 hr seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||124||Reading|
|Guided Independent Study||12||Group work|
|Guided Independent Study||100||Preparation for summative essays|
|Guided Independent Study||20||Preparation for presentation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).