School of Politics and International Relations

POL395 Utopia and Dystopia: Independent Research

(POL395B - Spring)

Level: 6

Credits: 15

Semester: B

Contact: Prof James Dunkerley & Dr Arianna Bove

Overlap: None

Prerequisite: POL380

Compulsory for: None

Associate Student Availability: Not available

This module builds practical research skills through one of two approaches to the study of utopias. The first option is a detailed and comparative appraisal of themes in utopia literature. The second option is the undertaking of a study of one or more "intended communities" and the practical application of utopia ideas. Both options will be pursued through the undertaking of an independent, but supervised and structured, project.

Assessment: 2 x 2500 word Essay (50% each)