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 graduation and how their studies relate to these. The course hosts presentations by former graduates on their own career paths.
This course introduces students to the practice of politics and international relations outside academia. It helps students to understand potential career routes after graduation and the ways in which knowledge and skills acquired in PIR degrees relate to careers. The course is based around presentations by former PIR graduates which share insights about their own paths during their studies and afterward, and which are available for students' questions. The course will be assessed through a short reflective essay, in which students reflect on points made by the keynote speakers and how they might relate to their own career choices, and their working towards them. Awards are made on a pass/fail basis. Pass/Fail compulsory for progression to honours on MA Politics or MA International Relations (incl with Quants Methods).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, 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
- Identify how to use the curriculum, and additional learning resources at Edinburgh University to facilitate the transition into post-academic life.
|- Cressey, Laura, Barrett Helmer and Jennifer Steffensen (2014) Careers in International Affairs. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.|
- Gillman, Sally (2001) Politico¿s Guide to a Career in Politics and International Relations. London: Politicos.
- Rook, Steve (2013) The Graduate Career Guidebook. London: Palgrave Macmillan.
- Rowh, Mark (2003) Great Jobs for Political Science Majors. New York City: McGraw-Hill.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||The course will run only from weeks 3-6 (October 4th to 25th).
|Course organiser||Dr Patrick Theiner
|Course secretary||Mr Ethan Alexander
Tel: (0131) 6 509 975