Second year module
Lecturers: Dr Stephen Bates and Dr Laura Jenkins
This module uses classic and contemporary research about substantive political issues to introduce you to a range of key theories, concepts and debates within Political Science. The module thus allows you to consider a range of approaches to political analysis, to the nature and distribution of power, and to state-societal relations in the contemporary world.
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.
Term One: 1 essay x 2,000 word assessed work (50%)
Term Three: Take home test (2000 words, submitted via Canvas) (50%)