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IR1005   Introduction to International Relations

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Available only to First Year students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity.

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon, Tue, Wed

This module provides students with some of the basic theoretical approaches and concepts used in the study of international relations. At the same time it relates these concepts to international conflict, attempts to create a more peaceful international order, and the problems of a globalising world.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you must have AAAB at Higher or AAA at A-level or IB38 or equivalent and you must be a First Year student in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 x 1-hour lectures (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 1 consultation hour with Tutor (x 10 weeks) and 2 consultation hours with Year Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 4 hours of exam feedback are given in week 1 of the following semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 77

Guided independent study hours: 123

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%