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PI1518: POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2: POWER AND CONFLICT (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:22


Course Overview

Politics and International Relations impacts on all parts of our lives, with more specifically it being the study of ideas, events, institutions and choice. Studying these provides us with both knowledge of the world and also how it operates and functions. It also changes our perception of our surroundings and makes us aware of an ever changing global context. This course will introduce students to concepts and ideas that form the basis for the study of these disciplines while simultaneously also helping us understand our own place within a global context.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Ilia Xypolia

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims

This course will introduce students to core concepts and ideas which will form part of the foundations for the study of Politics and International Relations at university. Key concepts which will be examined are Peace & Conflict, Governance, Rights and some Politics and International Relations theories. 

Main Learning Outcomes

An understanding of core concepts and ideas which will form part of the foundations for the study of Politics and International Relations at university. This will include Peace & Conflict, Governance, Rights and some Politics and International Relations theories. 

In addition, students will also acquire a self-reliant and self-critical approach and also effective oral and written communication and analysis.

Course Content

The course will examine a number of key issues that are fundamental to the study of Politics and International Relations. This will include Peace & Conflict, Governance, Rights and some Politics and International Relations theories. Each core concept will be examined in detail which will allow both the theoretical aspect of it and contemporary examples to be examined. 

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • International Relations Joint
  • MA International Relations-Sociology
  • MA Politics and International Relations
  • Politics & Int Rels Joint

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

Online quiz 20%
Essay 30%
Exam 50%


Resit

100% resit

Formative Assessment

Formative assessment will take place in the tutorials with oral feedback being provided for presentations.

Feedback

Written feedback and oral will be provided for summative assessment and oral feedback will be provided for formative assessment.

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