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PI1518: POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2: POWER AND CONFLICT (2023-2024)

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Course Overview

Politics is the study of multiple forms of power than impacts our lives and the world we live in. It shapes how people and groups cooperate or clash with each other. In this course, we will the ideas, institutions, complex histories, global dynamics, and systems that shape politics and international relations. Students will learn key concepts and theories of the discipline, and develop their skills in understanding and analysing global politics.

Course Details

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

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Most aspects of our lives, whether related to the economy, culture, beliefs, life opportunities, or relationships are deeply affected and connected to global politics. Various communities around the world are cooperating beyond state borders, whereas other clash trying to shape the world in opposite directions. The course sheds light on power and conflict in politics and international relations.   

Course Aims and Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will acquire knowledge and an understanding of foundational concepts and theories in the discipline.  Doing so will allow them to integrate key insights from research in the politics and international relations discipline.

in addition, students will develop and practice crucial skills to effectively understand and discuss important topics for the discipline. These skills include self-reliance, critical thinking, time management, summarising complex ideas, persuasive written communications, effective oral communication, and proper referencing.

 

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. 


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University weeks 26 - 35, 39
  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 28 - 35

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Details, including assessments, may be subject to change until 31 August 2023 for 1st half-session courses and 22 December 2023 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Tutorial Presentation

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Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 60
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Formative Assessment

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Resit Assessments

Online Exam/Essay (2 1000-word Questions)

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
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