Active Citizenship PUBPOL4038

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 40
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2 (Alternate Years)
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course combines academic coursework from the co-requisite course "Education for Citizenship" plus additional readings, with practical experience of welfare provision through placement learning.


One Hour Weekly Seminar

One Hour Reflective Tutorial

Requirements of Entry

Mandatory Entry Requirements

Entry to Honours Social & Public Policy normally requires a grade point average of 12 (grade C3) over Social & Public Policy 2A and 2B (formerly Public Policy 2A and 2B) as a first attempt.

Excluded Courses



Education for Citizenship course (PUBPOL4037)


1 reflective journal of 5,000 words 80%

1 oral presentation (individual) 10%

Using a proforma schedule, the oral presentation will be evaluated by the course co-ordinator and self-evaluated by the student. A mark will be agreed between staff and student, however, the co-ordinator will retain the right to confirm the final mark.

1 critical incident report 10%

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable


Course Aims

The aims of the course are:


■ To combine academic coursework and practical experience in a welfare agency;

■ To link theory with practice through critical reflection;

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students should be able to:

■ Outline and critically evaluate the aims and service of welfare agency;

■ Critically evaluate their role as a volunteer in a welfare agency;

■ Critically assess the impact of their participation in community service on recipients of service;

■ Critically evaluate their own educational and personal development;

■ Demonstrate personal development of employability skills;

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits