MA International Relations (Standard)
Year of entry: 2023
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Course unit details:
The Politics of Global Climate Change
|Unit level||FHEQ level 7 – master's degree or fourth year of an integrated master's degree|
|Teaching period(s)||Semester 1|
|Available as a free choice unit?||Yes|
The course unit aims to:
- Explore the politics of climate change, at multiple scales and through a range of perspectives.
- Develop students’ research skills.
- Develop students’ capacities for collaborative work and group learning.
Teaching and learning methods
Unless conditions change radically, it is envisaged that the course will proceed through face-to-face weekly seminars. These will combine regular discussion of academic texts, with group work in small groups, each focused on a specific country, to analyse the theme in detail in that country and discuss differences across countries.
Knowledge and understanding
Understand the key perspectives on climate change politics, and have detailed empirical knowledge of the patterns of climate change governance
understand the importance of conceptual framing for how the politics of climate change are shaped.
develop further their research and argumentation skills through the development of a group presentation and a research paper.