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Human, Social, and Political Sciences - HSPS Tripos


These pages are for students on the Human, Social, and Political Sciences Tripos; here you will find information about the papers you can take, links to course resources, and information on student representatives and who to contact. Part II students will also find some of the content usueful, but should also refer to their home Departmental websites for further information.


Part I Papers

In the first year, you will choose three papers from any of the following:

SOC1: Introduction to Sociology: Modern Societies I
POL1: The Modern State and its Alternatives
POL2: International Conflict, Order, and Justice
SAN1: Social Anthropology: The Comparative Perspective

And a fourth paper chosen from the above, or from:

A1: World Archaeology
A3: Introduction to the Cultures of Egypt and Mesopotamia
B1: Humans in Biological Perspective
PBS1: Introduction to Psychology

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Course Materials

The Part I HSPS Moodle site (accessible via Raven login only), is where you will find your timetable, reading lists, details about modules on each paper, handouts/presentations, details about how you will be assessed and past examination papers. [Read more]