Undergraduate 

Politics MA(SocSci)/LLB/MA

Politics 2A: History Of Political Thought POLITIC2001

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus 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.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Performance (10%)

Essay, 1800 words - two essays, second optional, grade best of two essays (40%)

Exam (50%)

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

By the end of the course students will be able to:
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.