Analysis of learning Objectives in Core Modules.

First year Core modules

Introduction to Politics:


More examples include,


"To be able to critically analyse ideas, both orally and in writing, with relation to world politics."

"To develop IT and research skills through the use of the Library, internet and e-mail."

"To develop the ability to work both as part of a group and independently."

Second year Modules

Political Theory from Hobbes:

Third year Modules

Issues in Political Theory:

Theories of International relations:

This module also provided guidance on how to write essays.

 This guidance may show how the department enables students to develop academic literacies. But it is only provided in an option module that some students may not take. Such guidance should be provided on the core modules, so all students can access help.

The Undergraduate handbook does have technical advice about essays, plagerism and referencing but no guidance about the process of writing an essay.