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PO134 - Justice, Democracy and Citizenship

  • Module code: PO134
  • Module name: Justice, Democracy and Citizenship
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module interrogates political theory in the world, focusing sharply on crucial concepts and case studies that help to bring them alive. It will be divided into three parts – on justice, democracy, and citizenship respectively – each consisting of three weeks of lectures and seminars. The module has been created as a lively way to explore key ideas in political theory: what the main arguments around them are, and how they might apply to and illuminate practical and policy dilemmas. After taking this course you will greet invocations of justice, democracy and citizenship with a new curiosity and a sharpened critical eye. This module aims to: introduce students to selected key debates on the ideals of justice, democracy, and citizenship; demonstrate how key political concepts can be applied to specific political dilemmas, cases and issues enable students to make an informed choice about whether to select a political theory "pathway" through their degree programme.

Principal learning outcomes

On completion of this module, you should be able to: *Demonstrate an appreciation of key debates around the concepts of justice, democracy and citizenship *Discuss intelligently the application and understanding of these concepts in specific political cases *Analyse critically, both orally and in writing, political arguments with respect to the relevant issues and dilemmas *Achieve a sense of more detailed options awaiting you in years 2 and 3

Timetabled teaching activities

The module is designed with a ‘3 x 3’ structure: you will have three lectures (and corresponding seminars) on Justice, three on Democracy, and three on Citizenship. There is 1 Lecture and 1 seminar per week.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po134

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO134-15)
A (Assessed work only) 2500 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • BA in Sociology (L301) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L302) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L303) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L304) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (L305) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L307) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L308) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L309) - Year 1
  • BA in Sociology (with Intercalated Year) (L310) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Politics with French (M1RC) - Year 1
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 1