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Course Details in 2019/20 Session

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Module Title LH Security in Europe: Actors, Crises and Threats
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 28902
Module Lead Dr Rita Floyd
Level Honours Level
Credits 20
Semester Full Term
Restrictions None
Description The module examines the development of European security in the post-Cold War period. It does so by focusing on the key security institutions in Europe (NATO, the EU and the OSCE); by discussing leading international relations theories which have been used to make sense of European Security in the post-Cold War period (including realism, liberalism, constructivism and security governance) and by examining the most prominent security issues of our time, including cyber security, environmental security, energy security, organized crime and economic security.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of the module, students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of issues related to European security
  • Have a systematic understanding of key aspects of international relations (IR) approaches and their applicability to European security.
  • Demonstrate in-depth conceptual knowledge of how the issues and organisation of European security has altered from the Cold War to the post-Cold War period.
  • Understand and deploy accurately established techniques of analysis and enquiry to explain how crisis situations have emerged and have been dealt with in and around Europe in the post-Cold war period.
  • Conceptualise the main institutional actors of European security – NATO, the EU and the OSCE.
Assessment 28902-01 : 1200 word article review : Coursework (25%)
28902-02 : 3 Hour Exam : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (75%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 1 x 1,200 word article review (25%); 1 x 3 hour exam (75%)
Reassessment: None
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