About LSE 100
The LSE Course is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden and deepen students' engagement with social scientific analysis by using pressing social issues as case studies for exploration of the ways different theories, methods and evidence can shape our understanding of events and phenomena. LSE100 brings you into the heart of the LSE tradition of engaging with big questions, with lectures by leading researchers and small, interactive classes that challenge you to confront different kinds of evidence, assess competing explanations for social phenomena, and decide which of these are most compelling.
Whatever your degree course, LSE100 will enhance your education and experience at the School by complementing your disciplinary training with an understanding of different ways of thinking, learning from debating and collaborating with students from other disciplines and cultural backgrounds, and building your methodological, analytical and communication skills.
All undergraduates take LSE100 in the second term of their first year and the first term of their second year. In each of these terms you will participate in two five-week modules, each of which explores a key social issue from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Each week you will attend a two-hour lecture delivered by one or more leading LSE academics, and you will further explore these ideas in collaboration with a small group of students in a one-hour class.
The LSE100 2016 Modules are:
Poverty and Inequality
Power shift to the East
Crime and Punishment
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