THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Methods in Political Theory (20 CREDIT) (P03561)
The course would cover specialised methods in political theory, such as the following (amongst others):
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : Postgraduate
? Contact Teaching Time : 2 hour(s) per week for 5 weeks
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To expose students to a wide range of methodological issues in political theory and the history of political thought, and to complement the grounding provided by Explanation and Understanding.
By the end of the course, the students will have read major methodological work in political theory; they will have learnt to identify the methodological problems raised by their own, specific, research project, and to locate the resources which will help them solve those problems. They will also have learnt to see the different sub-fields within political theory as linked by common themes and methodological concerns, rather than as discrete fields of inquiry.
4000 word essay.
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Miss Elaine Crosbie
Prof Cecile Fabre
School Website : http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/