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Introduction to Global Affairs (Module)

Module description

This course aims to provide students embarking on the MSc in Global Affairs with a grounding in both some of the key thematic issues in international and regional affairs and ways of balancing the in-depth study of non-western countries and regions with more global perspectives. It will focus in particular on how dominant frameworks of domestic and international politics and economics were formulated in advanced, industrialised countries, and how perspectives from non-western countries and world regions might transform these frameworks. The course is deliberately cross-disciplinary and cross-regional, providing students with exposure of the many debates across different contexts that they will engage with in greater depth in regional core courses and optional modules.

Please note module information is indicative and may change from year to year.   

Staff information

Adnan Naseemullah

Teaching pattern

10 weekly seminars and lectures

Module assessment - more information

1 x 750 word "op-ed" (30%) & 1 x 3,000 word essay (70%)

Key information

Module code 7YYISGA1

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 20 credits

Semester Semester 1 (autumn)

Study abroad module No