MA International Relations (Standard)
Year of entry: 2021
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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
The course will be taught on the basis of ten two hour seminars. Seminars 1-4, and 9-10, will be based on key readings for those topics. Seminars 5-8 will be based on group presentations. Seminars will require active learning and participation by students both via plenary discussion and small group work. The group presentation is assumed to be connected to the topic of the students’ research paper, and provision will be made for the possibility of submission of research papers by groups rather than individuals.
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.