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School of Politics and International Relations

POL263 Modern Political Thought 1

POL263 Modern Political Thought 1 (POL263A - Autumn)

Credits: 15
Semester: A

Module Convenor: Dr Elke Schwarz
Overlap: HST5601, HST5313
Prerequisite: None

Description: This module consolidates analysis of concepts and ideologies. It enables students to follow through key ideas and debates about equality, power, revolution, democracy, identity and politics in modern political thought. It covers a range of thinkers from exemplars of Liberalism and Marxism to their anarchist, feminist, and anti-racist critics. The module focuses on thinkers from the latter part of the C19th to the early C20th, such as Marx, Dewey, Du Bois, Goldmann, Luxemburg and Sorel (the thinkers covered may change from year to year).

Connected course(s): Compulsory for: L240, L24Y, L202, L20Y, L2NF, L2NY, LL12, LR21, LR22, LR24, LR27, Semi-compulsory for: LV20, LV21
Assessment: Short essay -1000 words (35%) and Comparative essay - 2000 words (65%)
Level: 5