Module Catalogues

Foundations in Political Science

Module Title Foundations in Political Science
Module Level Level 1
Module Credits 5.00
Academic Year 2023/24
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

This module provides students with a critical introduction to a number of key concepts in political science (i.e. the state, nation, sovereignty), and in other relevant disciplines such as sociology, economics and history. This module introduces the study of processes, policies, ideologies, institutions, and political systems relevant to approach the discipline of International Relations.

Learning outcomes

A Identify key concepts and ideas in Political Science and International Relations
B Demonstrate awareness of the knowledge foundation for identifying and discussing political processes, ideas, and institutions
C Identify and evaluate political and policy making processes
D Produce academic writing which is appropriate for the discipline
E Develop academic analytical skills

Method of teaching and learning

Lectures and seminars