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Minor Reading Lists

Art History
  • Gombrich, E. H. (2007). The Story of Art, 16th edition, New York: Phaidon
  • Kirby, J (2011). A Closer Look – Techniques of Painting, London: National Gallery.
Creative Writing
  • The Creative Writing Coursebook: Forty Authors Share Advice and Exercises for Fiction and Poetry, ed. by Julia Bell and Paul Magrs (London: Macmillan, 2001).
  • The Making of a Poem: A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, ed. by Mark Strand and Eavan Boland (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2001).
  • Andrew Cowan, The Art of Writing Fiction (Harlow, England; New York: Longman, 2011).
  • Rib Davis, Writing Dialogue for Scripts: Effective Dialogue for Film, TV, Radio and Stage (London: A&C Black Publications, 2008)
Data Science
  • How to Write Good Programs: A Guide for Students by Perdita Stevens.
  • Python 3.8, should be downloaded in preparation for the Programming with Data course.
  • The basics of Python are taught through practical exercises on the Code Academy.
  • Python Data Science Handbook by Jake VanderPlas
  • The Anaconda Data Science toolkit
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Python! Best Practices for Developmenby Kenneth Reitz and Tanya Schlusser
  • Stack Overflow is a recommended forum to help solve problems with Python
  • Frank, R. (2008), The Economic Naturalist: Why Economics Explains Almost Everything, Virgin Books.
  • Goodwin, M. and D.E.Burr (2012) Economix: How Our Economy Works (And Doesn’t Work), Abrams ComicArts.
  • Raworth, K. (2018) Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist. Random House.
  • Klein, N. (2015) This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. Penguin.
  • Mazzucato, M. (2018) The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. Allen Lane.
  • Y.N. Harari (2014), A Brief History of Humankind. London: Harvill Secker
  • McBride’s Letters to a Law Student: A Guide to Studying Law at University (4th edn, 2017, Pearson)
  • Holland and Webb (2016), Learning Legal Rules (9th edn, Oxford University Press)
  • Simon Blackburn (1999), Think
  • Iris Murdoch (1970), The Sovereignty of Good
  • Bernard Williams (1972), Morality: An Introduction to Ethics
  • Daniel C. Dennett (2013), Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking
  • Amia Srinivasan (2021), The Right to Sex
Politics & IR
  • Dryzek, J., Honig, B. and Phillips, A. (2008), The Oxford Handbook of Political Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Waltz, Kenneth (1959), Man, the State, and War New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Either Mingst, K.A, Snyder, J.L., McKibben, H.E. (2019), Essential Readings in World Politics, 7th edition (New York: Norton)
  • Baylis, J., S. Smith and R. Owens The Globalisation of World Politics. 8th Edition (OUP, 2019) (textbook in use).
  • Nicky Hayes (2011), Psychology Made Simple: Flash
  • James Kalat (2011), Introduction to Psychology
  • Ellen Pastorino and Susann Doyle-Portillo (2010), What is Psychology? Essentials