POL1004F - Introduction To Politics

18 credits at NQF level 5

Entry Requirements:

Faculty admission. Admission to this course is restricted to students registered for the major in Politics and Governance, or to students in the PPE programme or the 4-year version of the general bachelor's degree.

Course Outline:

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to key concepts in Political Studies in particular political theory and public policy and administration. Under political theory, key concepts such as power, authority and legitimacy are discussed. Similarly, basic concepts in Public Policy and Administration are introduced to students. These concepts are applied to the study of politics. The case study of South African politics constitutes an application of the conceptual and theoretical material to contemporary politics.