Explaining Politics (HIX1019)

Course Level, Critical thinking, exam, Intermediate, On-line activity, Online activity, Workshop
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School Human and Health Sciences
Module Title HIX1019 Explaining Politics
Level Intermediate
Initiator Jamie Halsall
Rationale  This module introduces students to key explanatory theories of politics. Students are encouraged to critically explore different conceptual approaches developed through each theory and consider their underlying assumptions. In the second part of the module, students critically explore the potential usefulness of these approaches to explain a range of topical political issues.
Description of initiative Critical thinking skills workshop in induction week.  Module content delivered through alternating workshop sessions and online activities on Blackboard.
Assessment Course Work      1 x 2,000 word written assignment 

Examination      1 x 2-hour unseen examination

Ideas for adapting Critical thinking workshop delivered by lecturer with materials from AST
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