Undergraduate Module Descriptor


POL1018: Facing the Challenges of World Politics in the Twenty-First Century

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Overview

NQF Level4
Credits15 ECTS Value7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Gregorio Bettiza (Lecturer)

Pre-requisites

None

Co-requisites

None

Available via distance learning

No

This module will expose you to a range of pressing conceptual and empirical issues in international relations (IR) and provide you with the analytical tools to critically assess their origins, nature and potential impact. The module will reflect upon on-going normative tensions and policy dilemmas that analysts and practitioners of international relations face in the twenty-first century. The module regards IR, its theories and core concepts, as deeply interpretative and normative providing competing sets of analysis that do not only seek to understand and explain what happens in world politics, but also give different and competing answers to the critical challenges around us.

Module created

01/10/2011

Last revised

09/06/2014