Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL3199: Images of Democracy

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

Module Aims

This module aims to introduce you to the democratic thought of Hannah Arendt and Jacques Rancière. It aims to make you reflect on the meaning and significance of democratic and anti-democratic politics. It aims to challenge you to interpret contemporary political issues in light of the images of democracy offered by Hannah Arendt and Jacques Rancière.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. reflect on the nature of democratic politics
2. provide in-depth interpretations of political phenomena in terms of democratic theory
Discipline-Specific Skills3. imagine the possibility of social change
4. evaluate the relative insightfulness of competing theoretical interpretations of political phenomena
Personal and Key Skills5. engage in constructive peer-evaluation
6. undertake independent research as part of a team