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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Russian Foreign Policy
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 27850
Module Lead Dr Derek Averre
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1 or 2
Restrictions None
Description The module will cover Russian foreign policy from the Soviet period to today; Russian foreign policy thinking; Russian foreign policy-making in the UN, OSCE and other international organisations; Russia’s foreign policy towards the US, EU, the big EU member states, the countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, China, Japan, India, other Asian states, Middle East and North Africa, and Latin America; thematic aspects of Russian foreign policy, including global security issues, regional conflicts, non-proliferation/arms control, emerging security challenges, human rights and humanitarian issues, information provision and media activity, economic cooperation, energy policy, international legal issues, migration and visa issues. There will also be a two-hour case study session dealing with a topical foreign policy issue.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Apply international relations theory to the study of Russian foreign policy
  • Demonstrate a wide knowledge of key issue areas in Russia’s international relations
  • Analyse critically official Russian thinking on current affairs
Assessment 27850-01 : Essay 2000 words : Coursework (50%)
27850-03 : 2 Hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1 x 2000 word essay (50%);1 x 2 hour exam (50%)
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