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At the end of the module you will be able to present in detail and critically analyze key issues in international relations and the role that the United States plays in them. You will also develop the ability to offer policy recommendations to address current real-world foreign crises.
- the debates on US relative decline and the future of US Grand Strategy
- the complex relations existing between the United States and the other regions of the world
- US foreign policies in especially important areas such as the global economy, the environment, and international terrorism
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
US Foreign Policy (2018 or newer), edited by Michael Cox and Doug Stokes, Oxford University Press. Or any similar manual on US foreign policy.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Participation in in-class activities including individual and group presentations; debates; and other activities. Attendance is critical.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 2500 word Policy Memo. It will contain analysis and policy recommendations to the US president on a real-world current issue of US foreign policy.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Remediation Type||Remediation Timing|
|In-Module Resit||Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities
Students will receive individual and group feedback on their in-class activities throughout the duration of the module. Feedback on end-of-term coursework will instead be provided individually if requested.