INRL10020 Foundations of Intl Relations

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module offers an introduction to the main issues in contemporary international politics. It first examines the development of the modern international system, focusing especially on the post-Cold War era. It then examines a range of substantive issues that occupy students of contemporary international politics: war and other forms of inter-state conflict, global trade and communication, migration, economic inequality, international integration, terrorism, human rights, the United Nations and the role of multinational corporations and transnational pressure groups. Note: This is an attendance-critical module. Students must attend lectures and tutorials in person. There is no possibility of taking this module online.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of this module, students will have a grasp of
- the evolution of the contemporary international system;
- key features of that system including state sovereignty, diplomacy, war, international institutions and international trade
- important debates in international relations on issues such as global inequality, environmental degradation and human rights
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Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

96

Lectures

22

Tutorial

7

Total

125

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module consists of a combination of lectures and tutorials. Students must attend these in person as it is not possible to follow this module online. Each lecture will revolve around a particular topic and associated core reading. Tutorials feature a blend of learning activities including in-class debates. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
INRL10010 - Found of Pol Theory & IR


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: End of term final examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

70

Continuous Assessment: In-class exercise Throughout the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

5

Continuous Assessment: In-class exercise Varies over the Trimester n/a Pass/Fail Grade Scale No

5

Continuous Assessment: Tutorial participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

20


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Sara Förtsch Tutor
Mr Sean Gurrin Tutor
Angeliki Kourri Tutor
Sebastian Morabito Tutor
Neha Parikh Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Fri 11:00 - 11:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Wed 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 2 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 3 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 4 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 5 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 6 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Mon 15:00 - 15:50
Tutorial Offering 7 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Tues 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 8 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Tues 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 9 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Tues 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 10 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Tues 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 11 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Tues 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 12 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Wed 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 13 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Wed 12:00 - 12:50
Tutorial Offering 14 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 15 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Wed 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 16 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Thurs 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 17 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Thurs 11:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 18 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Thurs 13:00 - 13:50
Tutorial Offering 20 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Thurs 14:00 - 14:50
Tutorial Offering 21 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Fri 10:00 - 10:50
Tutorial Offering 22 Week(s) - 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11 Fri 12:00 - 12:50
Autumn