|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||11 Hours. (11 x 1 hour)|
|Lecture||11 Hours. (11 x 1 hour)|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Seminar Performance||10%|
|Semester Assessment||2,000 word essay||30%|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Exam (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.)||60%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
The objectives of this module are to teach students to evaluate classical writers in political theory and to deliberate for themselves on the issues raised by these writers.
This module looks at the work of earlier political thinkers on international relations from the standpoint of contemporary international problems. The theorists discussed will vary from year to year but may include Hobbes, Grotius, Kant, Marx, Clausewitz, Gramsci and Lenin. Emphasis will be placed on Kant's Perpetual Peace, Hobbes's Leviathan and Lenin's theory of imperialism.
- To develop in students an awareness of the classical antecedents of the contemporary debates in international relations.
- To develop an understanding of the contribution of classical political thinking to the understanding of domestic and international politics.
- To introduce the students to the study of the history of political thought.
2. Debating the Leviathan
4. Kant's philosophy
This module is at CQFW Level 6