Programme/Approved Electives for 2021/22
Available as a Free Standing Elective
In a period when scholars and students alike are searching for a better understanding of a newly ordered world, revisiting some classic analyses and getting acquainted with these in the context of some of the latest developments in the field can be extremely rewarding. This module aims to provide you with an understanding of the diversity of approaches to the study of International Relations and an appreciation of several key concepts and frameworks as well as information about the latest developments in the field.
To analyse in detail a range of canonical international relations texts, including exploration of their context, their importance to the discipline at the time, and subsequent debate about their main ideas.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Describe and explain the main features of several canonical international relations texts: 1Assess the usefulness of the texts being studied and their limitations in analysing a range of world issues and events: 1Describe and discuss the historical origins of the discipline of international relations through reading of its classical texts: 1Describe, explain and apply basic knowledge and ideas developed in the classical texts in order to make sense of contemporary international events: 1
30 Contact hours (15 hours lectures + 10 hours seminars + 5 hours one-to-one with the tutor)10 hours lecture seminar preparation10 hours mid-term assignment preparation25 hours essay preparation
1: Writing Assessment weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
AssessmentAssessment for importing mark to Keele Student Record System. See Section F1 for separate assessment details.