Mode of learning : Online - Instructor Lead(LVC)
Domain / Subject : General/Others
Function : General
Trainer name : Dr Ian Taylor
Starts on : 29th Sep 2014
Duration : 10 Weeks
Difficulty : Advanced
About the course
There is much more to the study of politics than observing elections and who voted for whom. Certainly, what motivates us to choose one candidate or political party than another is a key element of practical politics and for many of us, the only time that we actively participate in politics. The study of politics is undoubtedly about power and, in particular, the power exercised by the state over the citizen.
It is also concerned with the power exercised over states, increasingly by large multi-national companies, international organisations like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and by the activities of the financial markets. Political parties, political movements and governmental systems are the product of ideas about social organisation and centuries of social, economic and political change and often upheaval. This course brings together these key dimensions of the theory and practice of politics and evolution of the contemporary state.
This course aims to to introduce participants to the study of politics. This course will enable participants to:
Assessment for this course is based on two written assignments - one short assignment due half way through the course and one longer assignment due at the end of the course. Students will have about two weeks to complete each assignment.
By the end of this course students will be expected to have gained the following skills:
This course is delivered online; to participate you must to be familiar with using a computer for purposes such as sending email and searching the Internet. You will also need regular access to the Internet and a computer meeting our recommended minimum computer specification.
To participate in this course you will need to have regular access to the Internet and you will need to buy the following books:
Key Concepts in Politics.
Political Ideas and the Modern State.
Political Ideologies and Movements of the Left.
Political Ideologies and Movements of the Right.
Government and Governmental Systems.
Policy-making and Implementation.
Trends and Issues in International Politics.
Globalisation and the Nation-State.
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