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Module Title LI International Security
SchoolSchool of Govt and Society
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 20903
Module Lead Dr Quinn
Level Intermediate Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours

The module examines a variety of theoretical and empirical material, providing students with a basis for analysing pressing questions relating to security issues in the world today. The topics explored in the module include: different theoretical approaches to ‘security’; ‘types’ of security; the management of international security; and major security issues, such as WMD proliferation, terrorism, ethnic conflict and state failure.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the module the student should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of issues related to war, peace and security within contemporary international society.
  • Use the relevant theoretical frameworks to analyse issues of war, peace and security in different parts of the world.
  • Demonstrate a sufficient understanding of the key concepts in international security, and the ability to communicate that understanding at an appropriate level.
Assessment 20903-01 : 2000 word essay (summative) : Coursework (50%)
20903-02 : 2 HOUR EXAM : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
1 x 2000 word essay (50%)
1x 2-hour unseen exam (50%)

Reassessment: 1x 2-hour unseen exam
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