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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI Modern Political Thought
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 26067
Module Lead Dr Shorten
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module examines modern political thought, as expressed both in political philosophies and in political ideologies, in the period between the French Revolution and the Second World War.  In this way it allows students to closely consider the development of three distinctive traditions: liberalism, socialism, and conservatism.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate where and why there is disagreement between competing political traditions
  • Display a familiarity with the arguments and ideas of significant figures in the development of each of these traditions
  • Utilise these arguments and ideas in thinking about contemporary political issues
Assessment 26067-01 : 1000 Word Context' Paper : Coursework (25%)
26067-02 : 3000 Word Essay : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1 x 1000 word Contextualization paper ( 25%); 1 x 3000 word Essay (75%)
Reassessment: 1 x 3000 word Essay
Reading List