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PO926 - Theories and Issues in International Relations

  • Module code: PO926
  • Module name: Theories and Issues in International Relations
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

1. Introduce and explore the key theoretical approaches in International Relations; 2. Examine how different schools of thought in International Relations theorise some of the key issues; 3. Encourage students to develop critical analytical and evaluative skills.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to: 1. Describe the key assumptions which distinguish contemporary theories of international relations from each other and from other sorts of theory; 2. Analyze the purpose, coherence, and contradictions of contemporary theories of international relations; and 3. Evaluate the contribution of different theories of international relations to our understanding and explanation of international relations.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Terms 1 & 2

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/studymasters/pgmodules/po926

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO926-40)
A (Assessed work only) First short essay (2500 words) 17%
  Second short essay (2500 words) 33%
  5000 word essay 50%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95E) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96E) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Relations (M9P9) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M9PW) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught Politics (M1P0) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91F) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • MA in Globalisation and Development (M9PB) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M9PV) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M9PX) - Year 2