Module Details

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Title INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH POLITICS
Code HIST592
Coordinator Dr CG Jones
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
C.G.Jones2@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 4 FHEQ Whole Session 5

Aims

1. To build confidence in using English in an academic context, both orally and in writing. 2. To develop skills in research, collaborative learning and writing effective commentary on their opinions and views on a topic. 3. To introduce students to the development of post-war British politics and the impact of this on political debate and practice today.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Students will be able to speak and write English with increased confidence and competence.

(LO2) Students will be able to research a topic to produce a written essay/reflection.

(LO3) Students will be able to demonstrate an introductory understanding of the development of post-war British politics and describe its impact on current political debate and practice.

(S1) Teamwork

(S2) Communication skills


Syllabus

 

Introduction to the structures of the British state British political parties British post-war domestic policy British post-war Foreign policy Crises in British politics


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Teaching Method 1 - Seminar
Description: Each week students will attend 2 x 2hr sessions, these will consist of short lecture style sessions interspersed with practical activities and group discussion.
Attendance Recorded: Yes
Notes: The summer school programme consists of standardised module formats where by students attend 6 x 2hr sessions over a 3 week period.

Self-Directed Learning Description: Activities include assigned reading, optional reading of areas of particular interest, homework tasks, web research and preparation for assessment.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours   12

        12
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 38
TOTAL HOURS 50

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Multiple choice paper with 20 questions Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Final session  20 questions    50       
Written Essay/Reflection Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment. Assessment Schedule (When) :Final session  750-850 words    50       

Recommended Texts

Reading lists are managed at readinglists.liverpool.ac.uk. Click here to access the reading lists for this module.