Introduction to Politics at FutureLearn will equip you with the knowledge and skills for further study. You’ll be introduced to political science, political philosophy and critical theory. You’ll then study the key concepts of political ideology, including liberalism, conservatism and socialism, as well as feminism.
You’ll take an in-depth look at democracy, the machinery of government, and the political economy and globalisation. You’ll then investigate identity politics, looking at economic individualism from the context of class-based politics. Key texts will introduce you to important theories and arguments from the history of political studies, as well as key figures in the discipline.
Over the course, you’ll gain insight and understanding of how politics works on a global scale, as well as looking at different models of how countries are governed, for example by comparing political systems with presidents and prime ministers at the helm.
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- How Politics Works: From the Individual to an International Scale
- Understanding Politics
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- 2 months
- 6 hrs/week
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DisciplinesAnthropology Political Science View 15 other Short Courses in Political Science in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
You will need an interest in politics, but no prior knowledge of politics is required in order to benefit from this ExpertTrack.
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International43 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 2 months.
National43 USD/moduleTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 43 USD per module during 2 months.
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Price range in different currencies: £36 / $39 / €36
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