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PI1013: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS: HISTORY AND CONCEPTS (2014-2015)

Last modified: 29 May 2014 10:52


Course Overview


The course covers a broad range of key historical events throughout the twentieth century before specific attention to the contemporary situation is provided. It introduces students to the development of International Relations as a discipline, but also to key concepts and analytical skills required to study the subject at a higher level.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Mervyn Bain

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • IR1002 Introduction to International Relations History and Concepts (Studied)
  • IR1003 Introduction to International Relations History and Concepts (Studied)
  • IR1004 Introduction to International Relations History and Concepts (Studied)
  • KL10F7 Introduction to International Relations History and Concepts (Studied)
  • PI1014 Introduction to International Relations History and Concepts (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The course covers a broad range of historical events ranging from the middle of the nineteenth century to the present. It introduces students to the development of International Relations as a discipline, but also to key concepts and analytical skills required to study the subject at a higher level.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • International Relations Joint
  • MA English-International Relations
  • MA International Relations-Management Studies
  • MA International Relations-Religious Studies
  • MA International Relations-Sociology
  • MA Philosophy-International Relations
  • MA Politics and International Relations
  • Politics & Int Rels Joint

Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: This course is assessed by one online quiz (5%), one bibliography test (10%), one 1500 word essay (25%) and 1 two hour written examination (60%).

Resit: 1 two-hour written examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

One tutorial presentation and a quiz in the revision class. This may use the Personal Response System (PRS).

Feedback

Written feedback will be provided for the bibliography test and essay. This will normally be provided within three weeks of the submission date.

Oral feedback on the presentations will be provided.

For the PRS quiz the correct answers will be provided in the class.

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