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PO942 - Theories and Issues in International Political Economy

  • Module code: PO942
  • Module name: Theories and Issues in International Political Economy
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 40

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Largely reflecting the academic aims of the overall MA/Diploma in IPE, the core module on Theories and Issues in International Political Economy seeks: *To introduce and explore the main theoretical perspectives and debates in International Political Economy; *To survey contemporary developments in important subject areas within International Political Economy and the policy issues that surround them; *To evaluate the contributions of the principal theoretical approaches and perspectives to understanding key issues and phenomena in the contemporary global political economy; *To provide information about the links between IPE and other cognate subject fields within the social sciences and to prepare students for possible doctoral training (MA only).

Principal learning outcomes

Again in keeping with the learning objectives of the MA/Diploma overall, by the end of the core module students should possess: A sound knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical debates in International Political Economy; An ability to analyse, compare and critically evaluate fundamental assumptions and arguments in IPE and IPE-related literature; An ability to construct and substantiate a critical argument; Good investigative and information retrieval skills, including familiarity with information technology; Good written communication skills in English; Good time management and an ability to devise viable essay topics.

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/po942

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
40 CATS (Module code: PO942-40)
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
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universit├Ąt Konstanz, Germany) (M92B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96B) - 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
  • 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