Special Topic: Politics, Sports and the Arts

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Special Topic: Politics, Sports and the Arts

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    International Politics, International Relations, Political Science

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    40 pts from INTP/POLS 200-299

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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course studies aspects of the relationship between politics and society, concentrating principally on the influence of politics on the arts and the arts on politics. Other aspects of the relationship between politics and society will also be considered, including the influence of politics on sport and sport on politics. 60% internal assessment, 40% examination. This course may also be able to be taken towards a major in INTP. See major requirements for details.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course should be able to:
    1. describe the relationship between politics and society
    2. analyse the influence of the arts on political ideas and behaviour
    3. critique the effect of politics on the arts
    4. theorise on the impact of politics on sport and of sport on politics
    5. write well-organised, well-written, well-researched essays on the theme of politics and society

    1st research essay- 30%
    2nd research essay- 30%
    Final exam- 40%

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