Politics 2A: History Of Political Thought POLITIC2001

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To deal with the development of the vocabulary, concepts and issues in political thinking from textual analysis of canonical texts.

Timetable

Lectures: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-10am.
Tutorials: Wednesday 11-12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm; Thursday 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm; Friday 9-10, 10-11, 11-12pm, 12-1pm.

Requirements of Entry

Students MUST achieve Grade D3 or better in any two of the following four courses: Politics 1A, Politics 1B, CEES 1B, Public Policy 1A.

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Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Final Examination (60%)
Best of 2 essays (30%)
Tutorial Performance (10%)

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To deal with the development of the vocabulary, concepts and issues in political thinking from textual analysis of canonical texts.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

Students should work to attain the following abilities before undergoing summative assessment:
i) to explain the central concepts and arguments contained in the texts covered;
ii) to appraise those concepts and arguments;
iii) to identify the complexities of those concepts and arguments.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Adequate attendance, completion of all summative assessment . Achievement of a minimum of Grade G.