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IR4401   Communication in International Relations

Academic year(s): 2023-2024

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: not applicable

This module is part of ID4002 'Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities' in which students gain substantial experience of a working environment. This component offers the opportunity to further develop an area of interest in communicating themes of International Relations to contemporary contexts. It is available only to participants in the placement module.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IR2006

Co-requisite(s): You must also take ID4002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: Independent work. 6 hours of essay supervision and 22 office/contact hours over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

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


Module coordinator: Dr F Guiney
Module teaching staff: Dr F McCallum

Intended learning outcomes

  • A clear understanding of theoretical and pedagogical approaches to communicating themes of International Relations in contemporary contexts.
  • To identify, assess and utilise appropriate information sources.
  • To assimilate and disseminate, to defend and critically assess data, information and concepts.
  • To articulate this understanding in written form
  • To seek and respond to constructive feedback
  • To develop their capacity for independent learning and research.