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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI Analysing Political Worlds
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 26957
Module Lead
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Description This module uses classic and contemporary political science research on substantive political issues to introduce students to a range of key theories, concepts and debates within the discipline. The module thus allows students to consider a range of approaches to political analysis, to the nature and distribution of power, and to state-societal relations in contemporary systems.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Achieve a critical understanding of why the core of Political Science is contested and why the discipline is characterised by diversity and pluralism;
  • Display a familiarity with a range of contemporary approaches to political analysis and the study of the state;
  • Utilise particular theories and concepts in the analysis of substantive political issues.
Assessment 26957-01 : Essay 1500 Words : Coursework (25%)
26957-02 : Take home test 2500 words : Coursework (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
1 x 1500 word essay (due in Wk 5) (25%)
1 x 2500 word take home test (due in after holiday) (75%)

Reassessment: 1 x 2500 word take home test
Reading List