Political Science | British Politics
Y331 | 3416 | Monroe
This course is an introduction to the politics of contemporary
Britain. The goal of the course is for students to develop a foundation of
basic facts concerning British politics, an awareness and appreciation of
ongoing political issues and conflict in the United Kingdom, and an
increased understanding of British political institutions and processes.
The course emphasizes comparisons between Britain and other political
systems, particularly that of the United States. Of special interest this
semester will be the new directions of British politics under Tony Blair,
constitutional reform, and the Northern Ireland conflict. Grades are based
on exams, in-class exercises and writing assignments.
Graduate students (WEST only) must meet additional requirements.