Undergraduate Course: Social and Political Theory 2 (SSPS08002)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This multi-disciplinary course examines a number of fundamental areas of enquiry in social and political theory as seen from the perspective of political philosophy and three of the School's social science disciplines. It does so by focusing on the competing claims of historically-influential theorists whose ideas continue to inform current social and political debates.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| May normally be taken only in Year 2.
This course is compulsory for all second-year students in the School of Political and Social Science, and there is an upper limit on the number of students we are able to accept on the course.
Places will be allocated in the following order of preference:
1. second year students on SPS single-honours courses
2. second year students on joint-honours courses where at least one of the disciplines involved is in SPS
3. other SPS students
4. non-SPS students
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of the course students should:
- have become familiar with some of the key claims and concepts in the work of historically influential social and political theorists;
- acquired the exegetical skills and contextual knowledge necessary to understand intellectually demanding theoretical facts;
- developed their ability to engage critically with theoretical concepts and arguments, and to understand their relevance to contemporary social and political debates.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Plus one tutorial per week.
|Course organiser||Dr Lynn Dobson
Tel: (0131 6)51 1285
|Course secretary||Mr Ewen Miller
Tel: (0131 6)50 3925