Modiwl HPS-1002:
Power, Freedom & the State

Ffeithiau’r Modiwl

Rhedir gan School of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

20 Credyd neu 10 Credyd ECTS

Semester 2

Trefnydd: Dr Marc Collinson

Amcanion cyffredinol

The module aims to introduce the student to the field of political sciences. The module draws on the set of philosophical and social theories to engage with the questions, such as what is politics, what are political systems and how they have come to be as well as broader political questions on the role of the state and sovereignty, authority and civil society. The module aims are: to examine the classic theories of power, state and authority as well as the modern political concepts, such as nationalism, globalisation, civil society and populism; to demonstrate the link between the current political issues and their broader national and global context; to familiarise students with the terminology and data evidence used in the academic discussion of political and social sciences.

Cynnwys cwrs

The topics for the Principles of Politics:

  • The nature of Politics and Political Analysis
  • Politics and the State
  • Political Power, Authority and the State
  • Democracy and Political Obligation
  • Freedom and justice
  • Nations and Nationalism
  • Traditional Ideologies
  • Political Parties
  • Civil Society, Interest Groups and Populism

Meini Prawf

ardderchog

Student’s work will display the critical thinking and ability to make an academic argument with the use of relevant political theories and use of the empirical evidence. It will show the sophisticated competence in knowledge, writing and referencing.

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Student’s work will display a good understanding of major political theories and concepts and their application to the contemporary political discourse. It will show reflexive competence in the discussion and analysis of the contemporary political issues.

trothwy

Student's work will display an adequate understanding of the political theories and contacts, use simple comparisons to help explain the contemporary political questions and show basic competence in writing, referencing and discussing on the political issues.

Canlyniad dysgu

  1. Understand key concepts of political sciences, such as state, power, authority, nation and ideology.

  2. Show initiative and independence in researching sources of information relating to the chosen topic.

  3. Apply the concepts and theories into the discussion of contemporary social and political problems in the academic debate.

  4. Be familiar with classical and modern theories of political sciences

  5. Understand the nature of the empirical evidence in the academic political debate.

  6. Understand the origins and development of political institutions in contemporary society

Dulliau asesu

Math Enw Disgrifiad Pwysau
PRAWF DOSBARTH HPS-1002 Test 2

The Continuous assessments are based on the reading materials with the elements of critical discussion and interpretation of empirical evidence, they will involve on-line test and small Black Board based assessments depending on the size of the class.

20
TRAETHAWD HPS-1002 Essay

The essay will include the academic argument and critical discussion of the selected topic.

40
PRAWF DOSBARTH HPS-1002 Test 1

The Continuous assessments are based on the reading materials with the elements of critical discussion and interpretation of empirical evidence, they will involve on-line test and small Black Board based assessments depending on the size of the class.

20
PRAWF DOSBARTH HPS-1002 Test 3

The Continuous assessments are based on the reading materials with the elements of critical discussion and interpretation of empirical evidence, they will involve on-line test and small Black Board based assessments depending on the size of the class.

20

Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu

Oriau
Workshop

Workshops – 2 hours a week

200

Sgiliau Trosglwyddadwy

  • Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
  • Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
  • Defnyddio cyfrifiaduron - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio ystod o feddalwedd cyfrifiadurol
  • Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
  • Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
  • Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
  • Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
  • Rheloaeth - Gallu defnyddio, cydlynu a rheoli adnoddau (dynol, ffisegol ac/neu ariannol)
  • Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
  • Hunanymwybyddiaeth & Ystyried - Bod yn ymwybodol o'ch cryfderau, gwendidau, nodau ac amcanion eich hun. Gallu adolygu ,cloriannu a myfyrio'n rheolaidd ar eich perfformiad eich hun ac eraill.

Sgiliau pwnc penodol

  • how to make ethically sound judgements in relation to research carried out by others or oneself
  • relationships between these and social divisions and social change.
  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • awareness of how political and cultural values - including the student's own - have an impact on responses to and rival interpretations of safety and security, crime
  • the ability to formulate and investigate sociologically informed questions
  • competence in using major theoretical perspectives and concepts in sociology, and their application to social life
  • the capacity to analyse, assess and communicate empirical sociological information
  • the ability to conduct sociological research
  • the ability to understand the ethical implications of sociological enquiry
  • Become cognizant with key conceptual debates within the field of contemporary social policy
  • Appreciate the value of and apply theoretical and methodological rigour to analyses of welfare issues;

Adnoddau

Rhestr ddarllen

Key texts:

Garner R., Ferdinand P., Lawson S. (2016) Introduction to Politics 3rd Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press

Ferdinand P., Garner R., Lawson S. (2018) Politics, Oxford: Oxford University Press

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