BSc in Social Policy with Government 

For all first year students in 2015-16

Paper

Course number and title

See note

LSE100 The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

SA100

Foundations of Social Policy

2

GV101

Introduction to Political Science

3

GV100

Introduction to Political Theory

4

An approved paper taught outside the Departments of Government and Social Policy

Year 2

5

SA219

Comparative and International Social Policy

6

SA201

Research Methods for Social Policy

7

One from the Social Policy Selection List below

8

One from:

 

GV225

Public Choice and Politics

 

GV227

Politics of Economic Policy

 

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

 

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

 

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the EU

 

GV262

Contemporary Political Theory

 

GV263

Public Policy Analysis

 

GV264

Politics and Institutions of Europe

Note

Over years two and three students are required to select at least one paper from GV245, GV247, and GV264 and least one paper from GV225, GV227, GV262 and GV263

Year 3

9

SA349

A Long Essay on an approved topic

10

One from the Social Policy Selection List below. No first year Social Policy course can be taken in year 3 by Social Policy students.

11

One from:

 

GV225

Public Choice and Politics

 

GV227

Politics of Economic Policy

 

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

 

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

 

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the EU

 

GV262

Concepts in Political Theory

 

GV264

Politics and Institutions of Europe

 

GV263

Public Policy Analysis

GV302

Key Themes in the History of Political Thought

12

One from:

 

A paper from the Social Policy Selection List below

 

GV225

Public Choice and Politics

 

GV227

Politics of Economic Policy

 

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

 

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

 

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the EU

 

GV262

Concepts in Political Theory

 

GV264

Politics and Institutions of Europe

 

GV263

Public Policy Analysis

 

GV302

Key Themes in the History of Political Thought

 

An approved paper taught outside the Departments of Government and Social Policy

Notes

Over years two and three students are required to select at least one paper from , GV245, GV247, and GV264 and at least one paper from GV225, GV227, GV262, GV263, and GV302

 

No first year Social Policy course can be taken in year 3 by Social Policy students.

 

It is not always possible to offer students a place on each of their preferred courses. This is particularly the case where courses are offered outside the Department of Social Policy (ie not prefixed with 'SA'). For further information please see lse.ac.uk/socialPolicyCourses.

 

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.

Social Policy Selection List

SA101

Sociology and Social Policy *

SA103

Introduction to Global Population Change

SA104

Social Economics and Policy *

SA105

Crime and Society *

SA204

Education Policy (n/a 15/16)

SA217

Psychology of Crime and Criminal Justice

SA218

Criminological Perspectives

SA221

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change

SA223

Health and Social Care Policy

SA250

Demographic Description and Analysis 

SA302

Assessing Social Progress

SA309

Crime Control: Ideas and Controversies

Notes

* Cannot be taken in year 3.