Politics 2B: International Relations POLITIC2002

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Social and Political Sciences
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 2 (SCQF level 8)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

To examine critically different approaches to understanding international relations; identify the most important actors in international politics; identify the most important international institutions framing international politics; explore the most pressing problems confronting international politics today.

Timetable

Lectures: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9-10am.
Tutorials: Wednesday 11-12pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm; Thursday 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 3-4pm, 4-5pm; Friday 9-10, 10-11, 11-12pm, 12-1pm.

Requirements of Entry

Students MUST achieve Grade D3 or better in any two of the following four courses: Politics 1A, Politics 1B, CEES 1B, Public Policy 1A.

Excluded Courses

None

Assessment

Final Examination (60%)
Best of 2 essays (30%)
Tutorial Performance (10%)

Main Assessment In: April/May

Course Aims

To examine critically different approaches to understanding international relations; identify the most important actors in international politics; identify the most important international institutions framing international politics; explore the most pressing problems confronting international politics today.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
·demonstrate a command of theories of international relations;
·explain why and how different international actors and institutions 'matter';
·identify the key international problems facing the world today and the challenges to addressing them;
·advance reasoned and factually supported arguments both orally and in writing.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Adequate attendance, completion of all summative assessment . Achievement of a minimum of Grade G.