Introduction to Political Theory - POL00004C

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  • Department: Politics
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Alfred Moore
  • Credit value: 30 credits
  • Credit level: C
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Autumn Term 2018-19 to Summer Term 2018-19

Module aims

  • To develop in students a critical understanding of approaches to and problems in political theory;
  • To develop students' analytical, argumentative and communicative skills.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of this module a student should:

  • Have a critical understanding of approaches to and problems in political theory;
  • Have an outline understanding of the history of political thought;
  • Have the ability to analyse and develop arguments in political theory.

Assessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 1500 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Introduction to Political Theory
2 hours 60

Special assessment rules

None

Reassessment

Task Length % of module mark
Essay/coursework
Essay - 1500 words
N/A 40
University - closed examination
Introduction to Political Theory
2 hours 60

Module feedback

Students will receive written timely feedback on their formative assessment. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s feedback and guidance hours.

Students will receive written feedback on their summative assessment no later than 20 working days after submission; and the module tutor will hold a specific session to discuss feedback, which students can also opt to attend. They will also have the opportunity to discuss their feedback during the module tutor?s regular feedback and guidance hours.

Indicative reading

David Boucher and Paul Kelly (eds.) Political Thinkers: From Socrates to the Present, second edition Oxford, 2009 (the second edition contains a chapter on Cicero which is lacking in the first edition).



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