Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 30
ECTS credits : 15
Level : SCQF Level 9
This module provides students with an understanding of key issues in energy studies and environmental politics and their role in international relations in general, and IR as a discipline. The module's main objectives are to provide students with a strong understanding of the evolving nature of the international security agenda and especially the theoretical debates surrounding environmental, energy, food, and water security; the intertwined nature of new security challenges; the resource curse and resource wars; potential conflicts over natural resources access and management across scales; and the role of governance and policy in understanding natural resource conflicts in a trans-boundary context. The module looks at each individual topic as a global issue, while utilising specific case studies from different regions to illustrate the topic.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006
Weekly contact: One 1-hour lecture (x11 weeks) plus one 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks). Optional weekly 2-hour consulatation period.
Scheduled learning hours: 21
Guided independent study hours: 268
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 50%, 3-hour Written Examination = 50%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr M Fumagalli
Module teaching staff: Dr M Fumagalli