Introduction to Political Theory
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 1
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
The principal objective of this course is to equip students with the analytical skills needed to undertake theoretical, empirical and comparative courses in the second and third years of their degree programme. Students will acquire a theoretical understanding of the ideas and values that underpin the organization and structure of political communities across time and space. These analytical skills and knowledge will be developed through the study and discussion of excellent examples of political argument.
By the end of the year students will have developed their abilities to develop coherent and concise arguments and to present these clearly through writing and speech.
- 2 hour lecture per week
- 1 hour tutorial per week
Method of assessment
Assessment comprises four written essays: AS1 - 600 words, 10% of grade AS2 - 750 words, 15% of grade AS3 - 850 words, 30% of grade AS4 - 2,500 words, 45% of grade