Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1017: Globalization of World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.

Module Aims

To introduce you as first year politics students to the important sub-field of International Politics within the discipline of politics.
To introduce you to the key moments in the historical development of the international political system
To familiarise you with the core concepts used within the field.
To provide you with some of the analytical tools necessary to evaluate them.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. categorise and evaluate core concepts in international relations;
2. describe, categorise and interpret the historical development of the international system;
3. review and recall key historical moments in the twentieth century history;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. distinguish among theoretical, conceptual and empirical lines of inquiry;
5. demonstrate awareness of the key concepts used with the field;
6. engage in comparative and critical analytical work;
Personal and Key Skills7. study independently;
8. communicate effectively in speech and writing;
9. research & critically evaluate information
10. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task