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PI2508: GLOBAL POLITICS: EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY (2017-2018)

Last modified: 15 Sep 2017 16:23


Course Overview

Equality and inequality are at the forefront of many debates within contemporary Politics and International Relations. This course will examine the historical context, theoretical underpinnings, and also key concepts which continue to uphold equality and inequality on a global scale.

Course Details

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

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 examine the fundamental issues of equality and inequality in global society while simultaneously introducing students to core concepts and ideas which will form part of the foundations for the study of Politics and International Relations at Honours level.  Key concepts which will be examined will include Rights/Human Rights, Economic Rights, Culture, Citizenship/Migration and the issue of access to Resources/Land.

Main Learning Outcomes

An understanding of the fundamental issues of equality and inequality in global society and also core concepts and ideas which will form part of the foundations for the study of Politics and International Relations at Honours level. This will include  the issues of Rights/Human Rights, Economic Rights, Culture, Citizenship/Migration and the issue of access to Resources/Land.

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

 

Course Content

 

An examination of the issues which underpin equality and inequality in global society. This will include the issues of Rights/Human Rights, Economic Rights, Culture, Citizenship/Migration and the issue of access to Resources/Land.

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 50%
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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