Issues In British Politics
University of Glasgow
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course will expose students to a range of issues found in the study of British politics. These issues may include the impact of new or recent constitutional changes (such as devolution and new electoral systems) on British democracy, as well as changes in the organisational structures of political parties and the governing style of politicians. Important internal political issues will also include developments in multiculturalism, civil liberties, the media and politics, the role of interest groups, and the links between citizens and their government. Other topics will deal with external factors, such as the impact of the European Union on Britain, British foreign and security policy, and economic interdependence. Students will investigate and discuss issues like these critically, in a seminar format that will include presentations.By the end of this course students will be able to:Analyse and explain significant issues in British politicsEvaluate the works of scholars who have written about British political issuesApply the knowledge gained in the process of evaluating and discussing the literature
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
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