SECURITY AND DIPLOMACY IN EUROPE - 2020/1
Module code: POL3087
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This module introduces students to the key debate pertaining to security and diplomacy in Europe. Students have the opportunity to engage in contemporary debates using a range of different approaches. The module will highlight some of the key security actors in Europe and how they engage with some of the critical challenges which they face in the contemporary age.
CHAPPELL Laura (Politics)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 6
JACs code: L250
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 128
Lecture Hours: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
indicative content includes:
- Introduction to the approaches used in Security and Diplomacy
- Key actors in European Security and Diplomacy
- Key country approaches
- Critical challenges in security and diplomacy
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
|Coursework||ESSAY (2000 WORDS)||50|
|Coursework||Policy Paper (2000 words)||50|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate their analytical and empirical knowledge of a particular topic. The assessment pattern enables students to analyse critical debates in security and diplomacy in more depth and to make evident their ability to conduct research and construct a reasoned argument. Hence the assessment strategy is closely aligned to the module aims and outcomes as outlined above. Thus, the summative assessment for this module includes: - Essay (2,000 words) / 50% - Policy Paper (2,000 words)/ 50%.
- Provide students with an opportunity to consider, analyse and debate a range of current issues in security and diplomacy in Europe.
- Develop an understanding of complex issues in the field.
- Apply relevant analytical skills to the analysis of contemporary security and diplomacy issues.
- Develop skills in researching fast-moving contemporary political issues using a range of primary/secondary sources.
- Develop debating and argumentation skills.
|001||Understand and critically analyse complex security and diplomacy issues in contemporary European politics||CKT|
|002||Understand and utilise a range of approaches which can be applied to the study of security and diplomacy||CK|
|003||Understand and assess the challenges which different European actors face in the new security environment, and the tasks emanating from these||CKPT|
|004||Gather, organise and deploy evidence, data and information from a variety of secondary and some primary sources on security and diplomacy to construct a reasoned argument||CKT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
Lecture/seminars, independent study
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
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Programmes this module appears in
|Politics with German BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|International Relations BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Economics BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics with Spanish BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics with French BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics and Sociology BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|English Literature with Politics BA (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Politics with Creative Writing BSc (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Law with International Relations LLB (Hons)||2||Optional||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.