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Module Title LC Understanding Politics
SchoolGovernment
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 26060
Module Lead DR. Kerr
Level Certificate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Pre-requisites
Co-requisites
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Guided independent study-160 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Lecture-20 hours
Total: 200 hours
Exclusions
Description This is an introductory course designed to familiarise students with a broad spectrum of theories, approaches and issues related to the concept of power and contemporary political ideas. The aim is to provide students with a solid foundation of key skills and knowledge upon which they can build their own perspectives on a number of themes and issues which they are likely to encounter over the course of their degree programme. The course is divided into two main parts - the first part looks at different conceptions of politics and power, whilst the second half of the course examines a number of contemporary ideas and political issues.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a familiarity with a broad spectrum of theories, approaches and issues related to the concept of power and contemporary political ideas
  • Distinguish between major theories of power, politics and the state and link these issues of contemporary political debate
  • Identify broad trends in the development of political ideas and analytical approaches to the study of politics and power
Assessment 26060-02 : 1000 Word Blog : Coursework (25%)
26060-03 : 3000 Word Essay : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 1000 word blog (25%); 1 x 3,000 word essay (75%)
Reassesment: 1 x 3,000 word essay
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