Introduction to Politics

Queen Mary, University of London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Politics

  • Host University

    Queen Mary, University of London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    15
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    6
  • Overview

    Credits: 15.0
    Overlap: None
    Prerequisite: None
    This module will combine the exploration of modern and contemporary ideologies with the analysis of key political concepts. It begins by examining conceptions of politics and the political, with particular attention to what it might mean to approach politics normatively/critically and through a range of theoretical perspectives. The module will proceed by introducing modern political ideologies (liberalism, socialism, conservatism, Marxism, anarchism, nationalism) in the context of their historical development. Students will have the opportunity to read a range of key texts.
    Assessment: 50.0% Coursework, 50.0% Examination
    Level: 4

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