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Module Title LM Dilemmas in International Relations
Department Political Sci & Intern'tl Stud
Module Code 08 33015
Module Lead
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 2
Restrictions N/A
Contact Hours Lecture-20 hours
Seminar-10 hours
Guided independent study-170 hours
Total: 200 hours
Description This module introduces students to the key issues, problems and practices of contemporary international relations. It introduces you to important practical problems in international and teaches students how to apply theoretical positions to contemporary political problems. The dilemmas and issues addressed each year will vary but will, for example, problems of war and humanitarian interventions, democratizations, global governance and security issues. By the end of the modules students will gain an understanding of the practice of international relations, both as an academic discipline and a real world activity, and be able to apply international relations theory to dilemmas in international relations.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Understand a range of practical dilemmas in international relations
  • Be capable of analysing and explaining key issues in international relations
  • Apply different approaches to international relations theory to key practical problems in international relations practices
Assessment 33015-01 : Essay - 1500 words : Coursework (50%)
33015-03 : Examination - 90 mins : Exam (Centrally Timetabled) - Written Unseen (50%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessment: 1 x 1000 word essay (25%) 1 x 2500 word essay (75%)
Reassessment: resit of failed piece or pieces of assessment
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