Postgraduate Module Descriptor

POLM090: East Asian Regional Order

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Aims

This module aims to provide you with the analytical tools to critically examine East Asia’s increasingly complex security environment and the pathways to regional order. You will develop a keen awareness of competing theoretical visions of regional order, the historical evolution of order in East Asia and the implications of contemporary security challenges to regional order.

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. Analyse key theoretical frameworks and contemporary debates on East Asian regional order;
2. Demonstrate a good understanding of the role of history in shaping East Asian regionalism and regional dynamics;
3. Critically assess contemporary security challenges in East Asia and their implications for regional order;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. Critically evaluate competing IR theories;
5. Deploy theoretical arguments and apply them to empirical case studies;
Personal and Key Skills6. Conduct independent research and write cogent analytical essays;
7. Exercise critical independent thinking and formulate critical arguments;
8. Communicate effectively through submitted written work and seminar contributions; and
9. Engage in constructive peer evaluation.