UK Government and Society
Rhedir gan Bangor University International College
10.000 Credyd neu 5.000 Credyd ECTS
Semester 1 a 2
Trefnydd: Mrs Laura McKenzie
The aims of the module are to provide students with a basic introduction to government and society in the UK and within a global context. It includes an exploration of the main features of the UK government and guides students to stay up-to-date with news about developments in UK politics. It aims to introduce students to key features of British society, including a historical element briefly covering national and global developments and tuning points since 1945.
The module further aims to consider external pressure on government – citizen participation, pressure groups, NGOs and the role of the media.
The module provides students with a basic introduction to government and society in the UK, including the main features of democracy, the role of the Crown, the institutions of government and the role of parliament. It explores ideology in British politics in relation to the main political parties in the UK.
The module also explores the position of the UK following the 2016 EU referendum and considers the relationship the UK has with international organisations. It looks at the global institutions the UK is part of, including the UN, and focuses on human rights.
The aims of this module are to provide students with a basic introduction to: • how politics affects our lives • how politics can be defined and why political organisation is necessary • pressure groups and political accountability • the UK’s relationship with the EU and worldwide organisations • Human rights and the role of NGOs • key components of democracy • the role of the monarchy in the UK • political parties and ideologies • social and political developments in the UK and the world in the Post-war era • the role of the media in political communication
Student has produced a consistently high level of work in all aspects of the module and has an outstanding grasp of the material and issues studied. The level of attainment achieved suggests the student has developed a wide range of transferable skills and will have no problem in mastering an undergraduate degree programme.
Student has attained a satisfactory grasp of the material and issues studied and has demonstrated some transferable skills sufficiently to suggest the ability to cope with an undergraduate degree programme.
Student has worked effectively in most aspects of the module and has a sound grasp of the material and issues studied. The level of attainment achieved suggests the student has developed a range of transferable skills and will have little problem in mastering an undergraduate degree programme.
Explain how pressure is brought to bear on governments through citizen participation, NGOs and the media.
Explain the different strands of government within the UK and how they function.
Outline the key components of democracy and the role of the monarchy in the UK.
Present information in a written and oral format to a specific deadline
Demonstrate an understanding of key political ideologies and their relationships to parties in the UK.
Explain the UK’s relationship with the EU and other international organisations.
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Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
5 hours a week over a 10 week term.
Student and teacher led lessons will aim to encourage students to present and discuss the issues and topics presented in order to develop analytical skills and the ability to discuss these in a clear and coherent manner.
5 hours a week over a 10 week term.
Students will be guided to work independently and in co-operation with other classmates to gain a wide ranging understanding of UK society and relevant topics.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Apply a range of perspectives to the analysis of legal and social issues including global issues.
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