GV902-7-FY: THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Essex credit: 30
ECTS credit: 15
Available to Study Abroad / Exchange Students: No
||Dr Ismene Gizelis
||Dr Ismene Gizelis
||email: tig ( (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address)); Graduate Administrator, Alex West, email: awestb ( (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address))
|Module is taught during the following terms
This module offers an introduction to theories of International Relations (IR). The principal aims of the course are: (a) to familiarize students with theories and conceptual tools used to analyze world politics, and (b) to explore how different theories and conceptual tools speak to contempo-rary debates and events.
The first part of the module focuses on key concepts, approaches to the study of IR, and trends in IR theory. We will explore enduring issues in both early theoretical contributions to the study of IR and contemporary research. We will also examine the relationship of International Relations as discipline to Political Science and the social sciences more broadly.
The second part of the module offers a theoretically informed examination of the analysis of spe-cific issues and debates in contemporary international relations theory.
Learning & Teaching Methods
2 hour Seminar per week
60 per cent Coursework Mark, 40 per cent Exam Mark
Thought Paper 16.6%; Class Participation 16.6%; Research Design written statement 16.7%; Research Design Literature Review 33.4%; Research Design Concusion 16.7%
Unseen 3 hour exam 40%
Exam Duration and Period
3:00 hour exam during Summer Examination period.
MA in International Relations
- Carlsnaes, Walter, Thomas Risse, and Beth A Simmons, eds. 2002. Handbook of International Relations. Thousand Oaks, CA Safe, ISBN: 076193057 (hereafter Carlsnaes et al.)
Midlarsky, Manus I. 2000. Handbook of War Studies II. An Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, ISBN: 0-472-06724-9
Vasquez, John A. 1996, Classics of International Relations. Upper Saddle, NJ: Prentice Hall, ISBN: 0131466488
External Examiner Information
- Name: Prof Christopher Carman
- Institution: THE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
- Academic Role: Professor and Head of Subject
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