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Course Details in 2020/21 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 Semester 1
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 : 4000 Word Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 4000 word assignment (100%)
Reassessment: 1 x 4000 word assignment
Reading List