Postgraduate Module Descriptor


POLM057: Understanding and Interpretation in Political Thought

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Ross Carroll (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module provides research training in the study of political thought by introducing you to methodological debates concerning interpretation and historical reconstruction of ideas. You will engage with key thinkers who examine the nature of interpretation, such as R.G. Collingwood, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Leo Strauss, Quentin Skinner, Mark Bevir, Michel Foucault and Paul Ricouer.

Module created

13/03/2014

Last revised

13/03/2014