Undergraduate Module Descriptor

POL2095: From Climate Change to Quantum Theory: The Future of International Relations

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

The principal aim of this module is to equip students with the conceptual, theoretical and empirical tools to understand the future macro trajectories of world politics. Top this end the module has three subsidiary aims. 1) to equip you with the most cutting edge theoretical tools for understanding global politics; 2) to critically engage and explore some of the major trends in world history; 3) to develop robust frameworks within which to speculate about the future of world politics. 

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. demonstrate knowledge of the cutting edge issues in world politics;
2. identify and analyse theoretical debates in contemporary IR;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. develop critical and analytical understanding of IR theory;
4. exercise informed judgement concerning the practical implications of abstract political principles and global changes;
Personal and Key Skills5. conduct independent research, presentations and exercise critical judgment;
6. identify spurious conclusions and distinguish rigorous from merely persuasive argument.