BASS Politics and Criminology

Year of entry: 2022

Course unit details:
Politics & Society in Britain Since 1940: From Blitz to Brexit

Unit code POLI20531
Credit rating 20
Unit level Level 2
Teaching period(s) Semester 1
Offered by Politics
Available as a free choice unit? Yes

Overview

 

This course will analyse the development of post-war British politics, and especially such themes as the nature and durability of the consensus over social and economic policy that may have existed. The changing roles of the chief political parties will be examined, as will questions such as racism and immigration, the role of trade unions, the national question in Scotland and Wales, and Britain's position in the world.

 

Aims

This course will analyse the development of post-war British politics, and especially such themes as the nature and durability of the consensus over social and economic policy that may have existed. The course will explore social change from the perspective of political change and social movements in the UK. 

Learning outcomes

By the completion of this course, students will be familiar with the fortunes and ideologies of the principal parties, and also with such crucial questions as the politics of ‘race’, gender, and broader movements for social change. 

Teaching and learning methods

Lectures
Seminars

Assessment methods

2 x essay of 2500 words - each worth 40%

 

Participation and other coursework - worth 20%

Feedback methods

Politics staff will provide feedback on written work within 15 working days of submission.

Students should be aware that all marks are provisional until confirmed by the external examiner and the final examinations boards in June.

For modules that do not have examination components the marks and feedback for the final assessed component are not subject to the 15 working day rule and will be released with the examination results.

You will receive feedback on assessed essays in a standard format. This will rate your essay in terms of various aspects of the argument that you have presented your use of sources and the quality of the style and presentation of the essay. If you have any queries about the feedback that you have received you should make an appointment to see your tutor.

On assessments submitted through Turnitin you will receive feedback via Blackboard. This will include suggestions about ways in which you could improve your work in future. You will also receive feedback on non-assessed coursework, whether this is individual or group work. This may be of a more informal kind and may include feedback from peers as well as academic staff

Recommended reading

K Morgan
The People's Peace

A Gamble
Britain in Decline

D Marquand
The Progressive Dilemma

A Seldon and Ball (eds.)
Conservative Century

Study hours

Independent study hours
Independent study 0

Teaching staff

Staff member Role
Daniel Silver Unit coordinator

Additional notes

Information
Length of course: 12 weeks

 

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