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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH The Political Economy of Energy and Energy Security
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 26043
Module Lead
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-20 hours
Guided independent study-160 hours
Total: 200 hours

This module provides critical appreciation of the role of energy and energy security in global political economy and will introduce students to the basic theoretical, historical and geopolitical contours of the political economy of energy today as an essential dimension of contemporary international political economy. The module consists of two parts; The first part will explore energy and energy security at the international level. The second part will examine how energy resources shape the domestic political economy of energy suppliers.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the key features of the role of energy within the broader context of international political economy and different analytical/theoretical frameworks used to understand it.
  • Critically assess debates about the role of energy in the global economy and synthesise academic materials from different sources.
  • Have an ability to place issues and debates surrounding energy and energy security into a wider context of global governance.
  • Write scholarly essays that are referenced in accordance with established academic practice.
Assessment 26043-01 : 2000 Word Essay : Coursework (50%)
26043-02 : Exam 2 hours : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions 1 x 3,000 word essay (50%), 1 x 2 hour Examination (35%), 1 x presentation (15%) Reassessment: None
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