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IR4543 Activism and Resistance

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
Level:
SCQF Level 10
Semester:1
Planned timetable:2.00 pm Thu

This module aims to examine the many forms of activism and resistance that take place in the international system, with an emphasis upon those whose claims for agency may most often go unheard, whether for reasons of age, cause, ethnicity, gender, race, or sexuality. This module will provide both a theoretical grounding in the literatures of activism and resistance, and an empirical analysis of the acts that have taken place in their name using the so-called 'weapons of the weak'. From such acts, often everyday in character, this module will examine the significance of activism and resistance in global terms.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules

Undergraduate

Optional for International Relations and BA (Intl Hons) International Relations

UG Pre-requisite(s):IR2005 and IR2006

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 1-hour lecture (x 10 weeks), 1 x 1-hour tutorial (x 10 weeks), 2 consultation hours with Coordinator (x 12 weeks). 2 hours examination feedback in week 1 of following semester. Occasional film/video viewing.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:3-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module coordinator:Prof A Watson
Module teaching staff:Prof A Watson