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PI2508: GLOBAL POLITICS: EQUALITY AND INEQUALITY (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


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 Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Samantha Jane May

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 2

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

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.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Tutorial during University weeks 26 - 27, 29, 32, 34, 39

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

i) Five short Online Quizzes 4% each quiz - 5x 4% - 20%;

ii) One 2,500 essay - 40%;

iii) Online exam (1 week to complete) - 40%

 

Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2020/21): 

Extended Essay 3,000 words - 100%

 

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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