Module Identifier IP30420  
Module Title KEY CONCEPTS  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Professor Andrew Linklater  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   18 Hours 18 x 1 hours  
  Round Table   4 Hours 4 x 1 hours  
Assessment Exam   3 Hours   100%  

The primary aim of the module is to ensure that students are provided with a sophisticated understanding of the key concepts necessary to study Politics and International Politics at honours level.

These would include: key concepts in the literature on the nation-state, security studies, international political economy and historical investigation. Lectures and readings will focus on the meaning of principal concepts in the field, their location within larger perspectives, and their application to theoretical and empirical analysis.

By the end of the module students will:

The module covers all main subject/research areas within the Department. There will be four sets of lectures across the module. At the end of each set of lectures a `Round Table? will be chaired by the Module Convenor and students will be required to ask questions and prompt debates about particular issues that have been covered during the lecture course. To formulate questions students will be organised into informal groups who will work outside the formal timetable to discuss further issues arising from the lectures. In addition, after each round table there will be an hour of informal discussion to encourage discussion and debate as well as give students the opportunity to identify and meet staff (including part time teaching staff) from different teaching/research areas in the Department.

10 ECTS Credits

Reading Lists
** Recommended Text
John Baylis and Steve Smith (eds). The Globalisation of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations.
Ian Clark. Globalisation and Fragmentation: International Relations in the Twentieth Century.