|Delivery length / details
|11 x 2 Hour Seminars
|Assessment length / details
|1 x 2,000 word essay Presentations are likely to take all day and all students on the module are expected to attend.
|1 x 3,500 word Extended Essay
|Supplementary assessment essays Students may, subject to Faculty approval, have the opportunity to resit this module, normally during the supplementary examination period. For further clarification please contact the Teaching Programme Administrator in the Department of International Politics.
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
By the end of the course we expect that students will have developed the skills necessary to do the following:
1. Critically engage with key questions and arguments in International Relations Theory;
2. Critically reflect upon the contribution of political, social and legal theory to the study of International Relations;
3. Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between International Relations Theory and debates in the philosophy of social science/history;
4. Identify and discuss the methodological, epistemological and political implications of a wide range of theoretical positions in International Relations.
The module is taught by two hour seminars. During the course of the module, students are expected to take part in both large and small group discussions, present and defend their ideas within an academic setting, and participate in group projects. Those pursuing the Research Training (RT) stream will find that there is plenty of discussion in this module of methodological and epistemological issues that link to their wider research training programme. All students will find that discussion of these issues will be relevant to research towards the dissertation.
15 ECTS credits
This module is at CQFW Level 7