Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
This module seeks to offer an in-depth analysis of the British system of government and its politics more broadly, including the constitution; the government; Parliament; parties and the party system; elections and voting; the role of interest groups; policies; constitutional reform; and the impact of the European Union.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/pir-20074/lists
This module seeks:- to offer an in-depth analysis of the British system of government and its politics;·- to enable students to develop a critical perspective on the debates surrounding the scope, direction and depth of British politics in the areas covered in the module.
Intended Learning Outcomes
- interpret and distinguish between different theoretical and empirical approaches to the study of British politics: 1,2- acquire, assess, organise and engage with a variety of sources as part of conducting research: 1,2- effectively and fluently communicate complex arguments supported by appropriate evidence in written form: 1,2- analyse key problems in British politics, integrating theoretical concepts and empirical material: 1,2
15 hours lectures5 hours tutorials30 hours preparation for tutorials50 hours preparation of essay48 hours preparation for examination2 hours unseen examination
1: Essay weighted 50%
Description of Module Assessment
2,000 word essayA 2,000 word essay - chosen from a list approved by the course team.2: Unseen Exam weighted 50%
A two-hour unseen examinationThe student will sit an examination based on specific topics or themes from the course.