Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POC2098: Comparative Politics

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

Overview

NQF Level5
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff
Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In Comparative Politics, our focus is the origins and effects of national democratic institutions. Using the comparative method, our goal is to understand the differences between forms of government and what effects they have within the polity. We will compare democracies with other regimes, and will also look at variation within democratic states. You will learn different theoretical schools or approaches within comparative politics, as well as a consideration of the relative merits of these approaches in answering different questions about democratic institutions.

No prior knowledge skills or experience are required to take this module and it is suitable for specialist and non-specialist students. The module is suitable for students studying Politics and History.

Module created

24/07/2017

Last revised