Credit Units: 2
Lecturer: Adebola Joshua Ogunyando, Email Id: email@example.com TEL: +220 7790215, College of Arts, Law, Administration & Management Sciences, Department of International Relations.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to global politics, focusing in particular on its origins and historical evolution, its key concepts, major theoretical frameworks, main actors and institutions, the global architecture of power, and its dynamic nature in the process of globalisation. More specifically, the course introduces concepts of power, statecraft, diplomacy, foreign policy, political economy and international security, and examines the evolution of international relations in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course combines the study of concepts and theories with a range of questions about global politics.
Course Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
|understand the broad conception of global politics
understand the theories of global politics
|identify and discuss the major actors and processes of global politics
think critically about the fundamental dimensions of international relations
|conduct independent research utilising a variety of sources
critically engage with contemporary international political issues
|produce coherent and well substantiated arguments
express ideas confidently, thoughtfully and respectfully
|9 work independently or with others in the exploration of relevant global political
contexts and contents
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course is comprised primarily of lectures and tutorials. The lectures will introduce
the key concepts, theories and themes, using a combination of multi-media sources.
The tutorials will consist of small-group activities and semi-structured debates on the
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