ASE’s social and political science courses and related internships (see below) provide an engaging and distinctively British ‘spin’ on the discipline. Students learn to engage in debates about a range of controversial contemporary issues, choosing among seminar courses and tailor-made tutorials (see below) in the media, politics, government and diversity of modern Britain to a theory-focused class on gender, race, class and sexuality. All courses are designed to aid understanding of the organization and governance of human societies, examining the ways in which individual and group behaviour shapes, and is shaped by, the institutions we have created.