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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Social and Political Science : Politics

Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals 2: Politics & International Relations (PLIT08010)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Social and Political Science CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis course introduces students to the practice of politics and international relations outside academia. It helps students to understand potential career routes after PIR honours and the ways in which knowledge and skills acquired in PIR degrees relate to careers. The course includes a variety of presentations from applied ┐political scientists┐ as well as guidance on how to communicate effectively with non-academic audiences.
Course description Students will be assessed on two components. These will consist of two short (approximately 500 word) student responses.
Awards are made on a pass/fail basis. You MUST pass the course to proceed to honours.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 0 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Pass/Fail compulsory for progression to honours.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand the application of politics & international relations knowledge and skills beyond academia
  2. Identify different career routes following the completion of a degree in Politics & International Relations
  3. Develop key skills in communicating political and IR arguments to non-academic audiences
  4. Identify how to use the curriculum, and additional learning resources at Edinburgh University to facilitate the transition into post-academic life.
Reading List
Alex Osmond Academic Writing and Grammar for Students (2013)
Phillip Chong Ho Shon How to Read Journal Articles in the Social Sciences A Very Practical Guide for Students (2012)
Diana Ridley The Literature Review A Step-by-Step Guide for Students, Second Edition (2012)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information This course will run over ten weeks and consist of five bi-weekly two hour sessions led by the course convenor. During the weeks when there is no scheduled Fundamentals session, students will be able to get together in small groups to work through a particular theme or problem collectively.
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiser Sissela Matzner
Tel:
Email: smatzner@exseed.ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Rebecca Shade
Tel: (0131 6)51 3896
Email: rebecca.shade@ed.ac.uk
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