Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL1016A: History and Political Thought I

This module descriptor refers to the 2013/4 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Robin Durie (Convenor)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module introduces you to the practice and tradition of political theorising in the West: firstly from the Greeks to the early Christian period, and secondly from the Medieval period to the High Renaissance through the study of selected text by major thinkers. You will also be introduced to a tradition of textual interpretation and commentary connected with this tradition and some of the major interpretations offered. You will learn to critically assess such interpretations against the texts yourself and to understand the significance and contributions of the major cultural components of that tradition, namely classical antiquity and early Christianity.

Module created

01/10/2010

Last revised

21/02/2012