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PI2009: IDEAS AND IDEOLOGIES IN POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:23


Course Overview

Ideas and ideologies are core to teaching, learning and research in Politics and International Relations. Theoretical developments are at the forefront of academic debates within the discipline, demonstrated by the appearance of a number of new approaches as more traditional theories have struggled to account for an ever changing world. This course will introduce students to these with profound questions and struggles over identity, belonging, justice and rights underpinning these theoretical debates.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 2
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrea Teti

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

Course Aims

This course will introduce students to core concepts, ideas and political thinkers which will form part of the foundations for the study of Politics and International Relations at University. Key concepts and ideas will include nationalism, socialism, liberalism, fascism, environmentalism and conservatism. Key political thinkers and their ideas will also be studied.   

 

Main Learning Outcomes

 

An understanding of both key concepts and ideas including nationalism, socialism, liberalism, fascism, environmentalism and conservatism and also key political thinkers and their ideas. An understanding of these will be fundamental for the study of Politics and International Relations at Honours level.

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

 

Course Content

 

This course will examine key concepts and ideas including nationalism, socialism, liberalism, fascism, environmentalism and conservatism. In addition, key political thinkers and their ideas will also be studied.

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • International Relations Joint
  • 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

Essay (2000) 40%
Peer review/feed-back 10%
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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