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PO934 - Comparative Politics

  • Module code: PO934
  • Module name: Comparative Politics
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to introduce students to key methodological and theoretical debates that underpin comparative research. The module will familiarize students with some of the main issues in comparative politics, such as how to compare countries, what is nationalism, and how to explain democratization. Students are expected to prepare a substantial piece of academic work that is well argued and well researched.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students should possess an excellent knowledge of key methodological debates in comparative politics and skills of comparative analysis which enable them to analyze, interpret and compare a number of countries. They should also have an understanding of key issues in comparative politics and the ability to produce an analytical piece of comparative research.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Term 2

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters/pgmodules/po934

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PO934-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Politics and East Asia (M1P8) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2