An introduction to political thinking, focusing on major thinkers and themes and exploring how to engage in political theorising.
Pre-requisite for PAIR3015
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- what is meant by the political
- an analysis of the relation of the political to human life
- major thinkers about, or themes of, the political realm
- the varieties of way so theorising in relation to politics
1. Political ethics
2. Creating and Revising Concepts
3. Guiding political judgment
4. Critical Thinking about Politics
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching will be 2 hours of lectures per week. All will be recorded and posted on Blackboard. Lectures will be delivered either face to face or online only depending upon University and Public Health England Guidance at the time. Total of 24 hours of lectures (2 hours per week X 12 weeks) per module.
Weekly student participation in online discussion boards. 1 hour per week delivered asynchronously. (1 hour X 12 weeks)
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
|Discussion board activity||25%|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
An internal repeat is where you take all of your modules again, including any you passed. An external repeat is where you only re-take the modules you failed.
Repeat type: Internal & External