Course

Component 1: UK Politics

  1. Political Participation, students will study:

• democracy and participation, political parties, electoral systems, voting behaviour and the media.

2. Core Political Ideas, students will study:

• conservatism, liberalism, socialism.

Component 2: UK Government

1. UK Government, students will study:

• the constitution, parliament, Prime Minister and executive, relationships between the branches.

2. Non-core political ideas, students will study:

• one idea from the following: anarchism, ecologism, feminism, multiculturalism, nationalism.

Component 3: Comparative Politics

For USA (3A), students will study:

• the US Constitution and federalism, US Congress, US presidency, US Supreme Court and civil rights, democracy and participation, comparative theories.