Level of study Second Year
Credit value 20
Pre-requisite modules Where students take this course as a 10 credit unit they will be expected to undertake self directed study of the material not covered from the readin
This module examines modern political theory from the late eighteenth century: Hume, Kant, Burke, Hegel, Bentham, James Mill, Tocqueville. The second part takes the exploration of themes through the nineteenth century: J S Mill, Marx and Nietzsche.
Teaching and learning methods
These courses are taught by a combination of lectures, classes and directed reading.
This module is available as:
Autumn term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Spring term only 10 credit unit – 3,000 word assessed essay
Whole Year 20 credit unit – 3,000 word summative essay (50%) plus 3 hour examination (50%)