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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

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IR 3016 / IR 3516
INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Dr A Oelsner

Pre-requisite(s): Available to students in Programme Year 3 and above who have achieved 75 credit points from Level 1 and 2 Politics & International Relations courses.

Note(s): This course will be available in the first half-session of 2012/13 as IR 3016.

The course looks at the idea of international security from a wide range of perspectives. It considers the debates over the continuing dominance of military and state-based approaches to security, examining the arguments for the widening of the security agenda. In addition to this conceptual approach, the course looks at specific case-studies of security issues in the modern world in order to illustrate the implications of widening the security agenda.

2 one-hour lectures and 1 one-hour tutorial per week.

1st Attempt: 1 three-hour examination (60%) and in-course assessment (40%).

Resit: Examination (60%); in-course grades will be carried forward.