Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL1017: Globalisation of World Politics

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Module Aims

  • To introduce you as first year politics students to the important sub-field of International Politics within the discipline of politics.
  • To introduce you to the key moments in the historical development of the international political system
  • To familiarise you with the core concepts used within the field.
  • To provide you with some of the analytical tools necessary to evaluate them.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. categorise and evaluate core concepts in international relations;
2. describe, categorise and interpret the historical development of the international system;
3. review and recall key historical moments in international history;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. distinguish among theoretical, conceptual and empirical lines of inquiry;
5. demonstrate awareness of the key concepts used with the field;
6. engage in comparative and critical analytical work;
Personal and Key Skills7. study independently;
8. communicate effectively in speech and writing;
9. research & critically evaluate information;
10. work independently, within a limited time frame, and without access to external sources, to complete a specified task.