BSc in Government and History

Programme Code: UBGVHY

Department: Government

For all first, second and third year students in 2017/18.

Guidelines for interpreting programme regulations

Classification scheme for the BA/BSc degrees (other than four-year BA/BSc degrees)

Paper

Course number and title

See note

LSE100

The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

Either GV101 Introduction to Political Science or GV100 Introduction to Political Theory

2

One from:

 

HY113

From Empire to Independence: the Extra-European World in the Twentieth Century

 

HY116

International History since 1890

 

HY118

Faith, Power and Revolution: Europe and the Wider World, c.1500-c.1800

3

Either the course not taken under Paper 1 or a further course from Paper 2

4

An approved course taught outside the Departments of Government and International History

 

Students may also take the following optional unassessed course which runs during Weeks 3, 4, 5, 7 & 8 of Michaelmas Term only:

 

HY119

Thinking Like a Historian

Year 2

5

One from:

 

GV100

Introduction to Political Theory (compulsory if not taken in Year 1)

 

GV101

Introduction to Political Science (compulsory if not taken in Year 1)

 

An approved course from the Government List A (if both GV100 and GV101 taken in Year 1)

6

Any course from Government List A 

7 & 8

Two courses from the History List A

Year 3

9

Either GV390 Government Dissertation Option *

 

Or A course from Government List B

10

Any course from the History List B

11

Either Any course from Government List A 

 

Or Any course from the History List B

 

Or HY300 Dissertation *

12

Either Any course from Government List A or

 

Any course from the History List A or List B

 

An approved course taught outside the Departments of Government and International History

Notes

* The following courses are mutually exclusive and only one of them can be chosen: GV390 and HY300.

 

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Government List A

GV225

Public Choice and Politics

GV227

Politics of Economic Policy

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism (not available 2017/18)

GV248

Power and Politics in the Modern World: Comparative Perspectives

GV249

Research Design in Political Science

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the European Union

GV262

Contemporary Political Theory

GV263

Public Policy Analysis

GV264

Politics and Institutions in Europe

Government List B

GV302

Key Themes in the History of Political Thought

GV306

Global Public Policy (H)

GV307

Political and Ethnic Conflict and Coexistence: Key Debates (H) (not available 2017/18)

GV308

Leadership in the Political World (H) (not available 2017/18)

GV309

Politics of Money and Finance in Comparative Perspective

GV311

British Government

GV312

Advanced Topics in Government: Executive Politics (not available 2017/18)

GV313

Politics of Trade in Comparative Perspective

GV314

Empirical Research in Government

GV315

Voting and Elections in Developing Democracies (H)

GV316

Advanced Issues in Applied Political Theory (H)

GV317

The Modern State - Theory and Practice (H)

GV318

Building Democracies from Conflict? Violence, Power-Sharing and Institutional Design (H)

GV319

Experimental Politics (H)

GV320

Populism (H)

GV325

Advanced Issues in Political Economy (H) (not available 2017/18)

GV335

African Political Economy (H)

GV366

Political Economy of the Developing World

GV398

Inside the Mind of a Voter: Research in Electoral Psychology

History List A

HY200

The Rights of Man: the History of Human Rights Discourse from the Antigone to Amnesty International

HY203     

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion (withdrawn 2017/18)

HY206

The International History of Cold War, 1945-1989

HY221

The History of Russia, 1682-1825

HY226

The Great War 1914-1918

HY232

War, Genocide and Nation Building. The History of South-Eastern Europe 1914-1990

HY233

Empire and Nation: Britain and India since 1750 (withdrawn 2017/18)

HY235

Modernity and the State in East Asia: China, Japan and Korea since 1840

HY238     

The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992

HY239

Latin America and the United States since 1898 (not available 2017/18)

HY240

From Empire to Commonwealth: war, race and imperialism in British History, 1780 to the present day

HY241

What is History? Methods and Debates

HY242

The Soviet Union: Domestic, International and Intellectual History

HY243

Islamic Empires, 1400 - 1800

HY245

The United States and the World since 1776

History List B

HY311

Limited War During the Cold War Era: The US in Korea (1950-53) and Vietnam (1954-75) (not available 2017/18)

HY315

The European Enlightenment, c.1680-1799

HY319

Napoleon and Europe

HY320

The Cold War Endgame

HY322

Nazi Germany’s War: Violence and Occupation in Europe, 1939-1945

HY323

Travel, Pleasure and Politics: The European Grand Tour, 1670-1825 (not available 2017/18)

HY324

Muslim-Jewish Relations: History and Memory in the Middle East and Europe, 622-1945

HY325

Retreat from Power: British foreign and defence policy, 1931-68 (not available 2017/18)

HY326

Slavery, Capital, and Empire in the British World, 1700-1900 (not available 2017/18)

HY327

The Anglo-American Special Relationship, 1939-89

HY328

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion

HY329

Independent India: Myths of Freedom and Development

HY330

From Tea to Opium: China and the Global Market in the Long Eighteenth Century

Note for prospective students:
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