Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL3120: War and Public Opinion

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

Overview

NQF Level6
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 1 (11 weeks) and term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Catarina Thomson (Convenor)

Dr Catarina Thomson (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

In this course, you will examine public opinion about war and international relations. Specific topics include: public support for going to war, the public opinion response to war, how public opinion shapes and constrains the choices of leaders and foreign policy makers in democratic states (comparing and contrasting to political motivations of autocratic ones), as well as the effects of political psychology variables on public and elite perceptions and decision-making processes. You will learn that many factors shape people’s foreign policy preferences. 

Module created

13/06/2013

Last revised

14/03/2017