Concepts in Global Politics
SCQF Level 7
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 20
ECTS credits : 10
Level : SCQF Level 7
Availability restrictions: Available only to First Year students in the Faculties of Arts and Divinity.
This module introduces students to the foundational features of the academic discipline of International Relations. It begins by considering what it means to study global politics and then examines a range of key themes including sovereignty and globalisation, power, war and diplomacy, wealth and poverty, and the natural environment. In so doing, the module provides a grounding in core concepts that characterise International Relations.
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.
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
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%