Critical Perspectives In Politics
Area of Study
International Relations, Political Science
Taught In English
Substantial prior successful study of politics/IR at university level.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module enables students to undertake detailed, specialised studies of radical and
critical perspectives on traditional political concepts and themes such as power,
representation, freedom, and political action and agency.
Using a mixture of theoretical, historical, and empirical analysis, students will be
encouraged to question and challenge dominant narratives concerning political
institutions and actors and to investigate the relationships between individuals, the state,
corporations, and mass political movements. Although this is a politics module, the
theories used will draw upon a range of disciplines, including history, sociology, political
economy, and critical anthropology.
This is a flexible module in which students choose two of the following streams
(dependent on staff availability):
? Marx?s political thought and its development after his death
? Gender politics and theory, feminisms, masculinisms, and queer theory
? Corporate crime, state repression, and human rights violations
? Theories of freedom, power, autonomy, and culture
Teaching: Lectures and seminars.
STUDY OPTION 1:
Two essays or portfolios of 2,000 word each.
STUDY OPTION 2:
An essay or portfolio of 2000 words (tbc)
STUDY OPTION 3: An essay or portfolio of 2000 words (tbc)
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.