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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 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) Assessment 100%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed work for visiting/exchange students 100%
30 CATS (Module code: PO231-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessment 100%
B (Examination only) 3 hour examination (Summer) 100%
C (Assessed/examined work) 3000 word essay 50%
  1.5 hour examination (Summer) 50%
VA (Visiting students only) Assessed work for visiting/exchange students 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
Optional
  • Undergraduate Economics 3 Year Variants (L100) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics, Politics and International Studies (LM1D) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Economics 4 Year Variants (LM1H) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics (M100) - Year 2
  • 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 French (M163) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and German (M164) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Italian (M165) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics, International Studies and Hispanic Studies (M166) - Year 3
  • Undergraduate Politics and International Studies (M16A) - Year 2
  • Undergraduate Politics and Sociology (ML13) - 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
  • Undergraduate Language, Culture and Communication (with Year Abroad) (X3Q6) - Year 2