Level of study First Year
Credit value 20
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.
Teaching and learning methods
Term One - 1 x 1000 word essay FORMATIVE
Term Two - 1 x 2000 word essay SUMMATIVE (60%)
Term Three - 1 x 2hr exam SUMMATIVE (40%)