Undergraduate Course: Fundamentals 2: Politics & International Relations (PLIT08010)
|School||School of Social and Political Science
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 10,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Pass/Fail compulsory for progression to honours.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand the application of politics & international relations knowledge and skills beyond academia
- Identify different career routes following the completion of a degree in Politics & International Relations
- Develop key skills in communicating political and IR arguments to non-academic audiences
- Identify how to use the curriculum, and additional learning resources at Edinburgh University to facilitate the transition into post-academic life.
|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)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|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.
|Course organiser|| Sissela Matzner
|Course secretary||Miss Rebecca Shade
Tel: (0131 6)51 3896
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