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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.
|Session||First Sub Session||Credit Points||30 credits (15 ECTS credits)|
|Campus||Old Aberdeen||Sustained Study||No|
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.
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.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
Essay (2000) 40%
Peer review/feed-back 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.