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Course Details in 2018/19 Session

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Module Title LI International Politics & Security in Russia & Eurasia
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 23432
Module Lead
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
Description This module will examine a range of key issues in the international politics and security of Russia and Eurasia. The course comprises of six thematic blocks, beginning with a survey of the region since the collapse of the Soviet bloc and Cold War and post-Cold War theoretical approaches and current themes in international politics. Other topics covered include: regional security organisations; Russia┬┐s relations with Europe, US and China; US and EU policy in Central Asia and the Caucasus; energy politics; state-building and political regimes; conflicts, new wars and non-traditional security issues. Each theme will be explored in relation to specific cases and events in Russia and Eurasia. The course concludes by returning to the theoretical approaches discussed at the start of the course to examine their utility in understanding and explaining political and security dynamics in the region.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module the student should be able to:
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of key issues in the international politics and security in Russia and Eurasia
  • Discuss and compare theoretical approaches to the analysis of international politics and security in Russia and Eurasia
  • Analyse specific issues in a theoretically consistent manner while accounting for local contexts and realities.
Assessment 23432-01 : 2000-word essay : Coursework (50%)
23432-04 : 2-hr Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment:
1 x 2,000 word essay (50%)
1 x 2 hour examination (50%)
Reassessment: 1 x 2 hour examination (50%)
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