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PO231 - International Security

  • Module code: PO231
  • Module name: International Security
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 15, 30

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The principal aims of this module are: To provide students with a comprehensive guide to debates about the meaning of security in international relations; To familiarise students with key issues surrounding the use and threat of force in international politics; To familiarise students with the central institutions and mechanisms for achieving security in international politics; To critically analyse a series of ‘new’ security challenges fundamental for understanding the contemporary security environment and agenda; To facilitate research-based examination of security issues, actors and dynamics.

Principal learning outcomes

"On completion of this module, you should be able to: demonstrate an appreciation of key issues and dynamics regarding war and the use of force in international relations; demonstrate knowledge of debates about the meaning of security in international relations and its relationship to practice; demonstrate knowledge of key actors and institutions in international security; demonstrate knowledge of a range of contemporary security challenges. "

Timetabled teaching activities

The module consists of a weekly one hour lecture and a weekly one hour seminar in term 1 and 2.

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studyundergrad/ugmodules/po231

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: PO231-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PO231-30)
B (Examination only) Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 100%
Assessed Course Work 50%
Examination - Main Summer Exam Period (weeks 4-9) 50%
Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
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  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
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  • Undergraduate Politics with International Studies (M160) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Quantitative Methods (M162) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and French (M163) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate French with International Studies (R1MA) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7ML) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MP) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics (V7MR) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate History and Politics (VM11) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (X3Q5) - Year 2