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PO9C5 - Issues in International Relations

  • Module code: PO9C5
  • Module name: Issues in International Relations
  • Department: Politics and International Studies
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to familiarise students with theoretical approaches to key issues and practices in contemporary IR, and to evaluate those theoretical positions in the light of pressing issues in contemporary political life. The module animates IR theories via a thematic and issue based approach. Our aim is to critically evaluate the efficacy of different theories (e.g. Realism, Liberalism, Marxism) by exposing them to key issues and case studies. We ask if theories are changing and/or need to be refined in the light of the changing nature of economic relations and security challenges. The focus is on developing theoretical purchase on the themes and issues we address.

Principal learning outcomes

The objective of the module is to promote critical engagement with a wide range of theoretically-driven empirical literature in IR. Students will learn to display this engagement through both analytical essay writing and the presentation of complex arguments in seminar discussion. By the end of the module, students should have acquired a sound knowledge of the contribution of different theories of international relations to understanding key issues in IR like, for instance, debates surrounding security or development.

Timetabled teaching activities

1 x 2 hour seminar per week in Term 2

Departmental link

https://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/pais/study/studymasters/pgmodules/po9c5

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: PO9C5-20)
A (Assessed work only) 5000 word essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core

N/A

Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught International Political Economy (M1P3) - Year 2
  • MA in International Politics and Europe (M1PA) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies with (with NTU Singapore) (M91P) - 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) (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) (M92J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universität Konstanz, Germany) (M92P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93C) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Studies (with Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona) (M93P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Journalism, Politics and International Studies (with Monash University) (M94P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Politics and International Service (with American University, Washington DC) (M95P) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96B) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96D) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96G) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96H) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96J) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96K) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96L) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96N) - Year 2
  • Double MA in Global Governance (with University of Waterloo, Canada) (M96P) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught International Security (M9PC) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Public Policy (M9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught United States Foreign Policy (M9PQ) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught Political and Legal Theory (M9PS) - Year 2
  • MA in International Development (M9PT) - Year 2
  • MA in Research in Politics and International Studies (M9PU) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Politics and International Studies: Big Data and Quantitative Methods (M9PY) - Year 2