The Politics course at Coventry University is a vibrant, up-to-date course that will answer many current political questions and help you understand the complex world in which you live. Politics students will have the opportunity to address and debate a wide range of intellectually challenging and topical questions such as: What is good and bad government? How different political systems work? What is power and how it is used? Does ideology matter? What is democracy and human rights? Is the US a declining world power? Why is peace failing in the Middle East? If you choose this course you will benefit from: An exciting and up-to-date course that examines the key political issues of the modern world; An intellectually challenging course which enables you to develop sharp analytical skills and engage with issues of vital concern for today’s world; Developing advanced professional skills such as the ability to think independently and creatively, to advance sophisticated arguments and to communicate ideas confidently whether verbally or in writing as required by potential employers; The opportunity for an international experience with international staff, an international curriculum and the options of an overseas field trip, study abroad or overseas placement; Multidisciplinary teaching with experts from national and international politics, history, global security and social theory; Staff who are actively engaged in research that they use in their teaching; Events and conferences featuring national and international politicians and dignitaries; The opportunity to focus on specific themes such as North American, Russian, European and African politics, social movements or global security as you progress though your course; Activities and events set up by the History, International Relations, Politics and Sociology Society (HIPSOC), a society and Facebook site created and run by the students of the department.