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PI1018: POLITICS & INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 1: DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

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.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 1
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Malcolm Harvey

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 1 or Programme Level 2

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

  • 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

Course Aims

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.

Course Content

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.


Contact Teaching Time

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

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt

Online quiz 10%
Essay 30%
Online quiz 10%
Exam 50%

Resit

Online assessment (100%)

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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