The course provide a rigorous and wide-ranging study of politics, combined with a significant grounding in applied computing. It coverspolitical theory; political history; comparative political analysis; area studies; international relations. Computing and communications technologies lie at the heart of modern society. They include hardware, software, networks, tools, telecommunications equipment and required standards that provide the technological framework on which the delivery of information services is based.The minor programme includes fundamental concepts and principles in the first year of study and various applications of IT and computing systems in the second year. Students will develop important skills of value to employers: the ability to analyse concepts, write well, assess published work, communicate (including making oral presentations), determine the validity of opposing points of view, and undertake independent research.