Introductory study of the subject of Government commences with a course in Political Science and a course in the History of Political Theory. These courses are introductory in the sense that they presume no prior knowledge of the subject. The course on political science covers the main forms of state and regime, followed by the theory and institutional arrangements of democracy. The introduction to political theory covers the basic foundations of western political thought, followed by modern political theory. Advanced study comprises a broad range of courses in Comparative Politics, European Politics, Public Policy analysis and Political Theory. There are some opportunities to take "outside options", that is subjects taught in departments other than those involved in the main degree.