BFS-10007 - Introduction to Political Science
Coordinator: Ningkang Wang-Kaeding Tel: +44 1782 7 33217
Lecture Time: See Timetable...
Level: Level 4
Credits: 7.5
Study Hours: 75
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Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22


Available as a Free Standing Elective






Barred Combinations


Description for 2021/22

1. Knowledge: Good command of mainstream, seminal and historic political science theories as power, constitutionalism, democracy, legitimacy, among many others; familiarity with master scholars in political science and philosophy and their respective theories.
2. Skills/Ability: Ability to apply political science theories to real-life political issues and problems; formation of individual theoretical preference, and development of academic character.
3. Quality: Reading, writing and expressing professionally and bilingually(English-Chinese) in political science and public policy.

Intended Learning Outcomes

describe core theories in political science and apply them to contemporary issues: 1,2,3
Develop academic skills in reading, writing and languages: 1,2,3

Study hours

This is a 7.5 credit module - one two hour class per week, 15 weeks of teaching.
45 Hours of independent study preparing for seminars and assessments.

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Reading Assessment weighted 15%
Assessment of pre and post-class reading (from BFSU module document)
Assessment for importing mark to Keele Student Record System. See Section F1 for separate assessment details.

2: Performance weighted 15%
Class participation and attendance
Class participation

3: Exam weighted 70%
Final Term paper