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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.
|First Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
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 State and Sovereignty, Democracy and Representation, and Institutions and Actors.
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 State and Sovereignty, Democracy and Representation and Institutions and Actors. In addition, students will also acquire a self-reliant and self-critical approach and also effective oral and written communication and analysis.
Each core concept will be examined in detail which will allow both the theoretical aspect of it and contemporary examples to be examined. Key concepts will include State and Sovereignty, Democracy and Representation and Institutions and Actors.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Online quiz 10%
Online quiz 10%
Formative assessment will take place in the tutorials with oral feedback being provided for presentations.
Written feedback and oral will be provided for summative assessment and oral feedback will be provided for formative assessment.