Power, Politics and Society in the Americas

Maynooth University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Power, Politics and Society in the Americas

  • Host University

    Maynooth University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    American Studies, Political Science, Sociology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    The module examines issues concerning politics, power and society in South and North America.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
    -Understand the basic political framework in a number of countries in the Understand the basic political framework in a number of countries in the Americas
    -Understand the concept of state, market, society relationships
    -Have undertaken a specfic country case study
    -Be able to discuss contemporary power struggles in the Americas

    Teaching & Learning methods:
    24 lecture hours

    Assessment:
    Continuous Assessment: 100%

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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