|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||22 Hours. 1 x two hour seminar per week|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||critical review Essay: 1,000 words||10%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay: 1 x 4,000 word||40%|
|Semester Exam||3 Hours||50%|
|Supplementary 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.|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
- critically identify and explain competing causal theories of the emergence of nationalism;
- evaluate different approaches to the study of nationalism through reference to their underlying assumptions and methods;
- apply one of these approaches to one or more case studies;
- develop an in-depth understanding of one or more of the central debates in the field of nationalism through essay work;
- demonstrate an ability to develop a research question, design, and execute a research project, using appropriate resources;
- discuss, in theoretical terms, both the historical importance of nationalism and its contemporary relevance for European politics.
15 ECTS credits
This module introduces students to the study of one of the most important organizing principles of domestic and international society since the nineteenth century: Nationalism.
1. familiarize students with major debates in the field regarding the emergence of nationalism, its social bases and political objectives;
2. assess critically the dominant approaches to the study of nationalism within international relations, political science and political sociology;
3. consider recent attempts made by liberal theorists, feminist scholars and students of citizenship to develop a post-structuralist account of nationalism.
This module is at CQFW Level 7