Module Catalogues, Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University   
Module Code: INR101
Module Title: Contemporary International Relations
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: SEM1
Originating Department: International Relations
Pre-requisites: N/A
The module provides students with a basic understanding of different concepts and approaches to international relations and international affairs, introducing them to the most important actors in international politics, and familiarising them with some major issues in contemporary international relations.
Learning outcomes 

A. Identify basic theories of international relations and apply them to explain and understand events, trends and phenomena of international relations and international politics.

B. Identify the main actors and most important recent developments in international relations and international politics.

C. Use appropriate research skills.

D. Produce academic writing which is appropriate for the discipline.

Method of teaching and learning 
Lectures and seminars for rehearsal of weekly topics
Introduction to the module and key concepts of international relations (IR)

International Relations Theory I: Realism

International Relations Theory II: Neorealism

International Relations Theory III: Liberalism & Neoliberalism

International Relations Theory IV: Constructivism

International Relations Theory V: Marxism

Diplomacy, Negotiation, Mediation

Actors, Institutions, and Regimes I: International and regional organisations

Actors, Institutions, and Regimes II: Non-governmental actors on the international stage

Major Issues in Contemporary IR I: Security & War

Major Issues in Contemporary IR II: Proliferation & Non-proliferation

Major Issues in Contemporary IR III: International norms and humanitarian intervention

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 26  13        111  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Essay Plan 10.00
2 Essay 40.00
3 Final Exam 50.00

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