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International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013
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International Politics, School of Arts & Social Sciences - City University London Undergraduate Open Day 29th June 2013

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Presentation about undergraduate International Politics courses at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on …

Presentation about undergraduate International Politics courses at City University London. Presentation was given as part of the programme of the City University London Undergraduate Open Day on Saturday 29th June 2013.

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  • 1. Academic excellence for business and the professions International Politics at City Department of International Politics http://www.city.ac.uk/intpol/ Email: socialsciences@city.ac.uk Dr Aggie Hirst Lecturer in International Politics Admissions Tutor aggie.hirst@city.ac.uk
  • 2. What is International Politics? • What is POLITICS? • What is INTERNATIONAL POLITICS? • POWER in international politics • Key questions: – How and why is the world ordered in the way it is today? – Is the current order desirable, acceptable, or in urgent need of change?
  • 3. Why Study International Politics? • Importance of study of how Power works in contemporary world – Inescapability of power relations – What are the key, actors, institutions, processes and mysteries that make and alter the global system? – E.g. Globalization, conflict and interdependence, war and peace, development, security, ethics, religion, justice, capitalism, human rights, the state, resistance movements, NGOs and international institutions • Transferable skills – Ideally placed to train students in critical understanding, analysis, evaluation, scholarly research, writing and presentation skills
  • 4. International Politics at City University A unique perspective… • Relatively young Department undergoing big changes • New staff, more research areas, new modules • Newly redesigned undergraduate programme • Strong focus on urgent ‘real world’ political issues and problems • Also strong focus on theories of and approaches to understanding the international system • Core courses on global actors, issues, puzzles and processes • Politics exists not just at level of government but also in the everyday – looking at the local as connected to the global
  • 5. The Department of International Politics at City • One of few specialist International Politics departments in the country • Broad range of subjects covered due to rapid expansion • One-to-one support • Careers support • Politics Society • Research Seminar Series • Strong research culture…
  • 6. International Politics Research at City Three Key Departmental Specialisms 1. Foreign Policy and Security Studies • War, Peace, Conflict Resolution, Development • US, Middle East, European, and Global Foreign Affairs 2. International Political Economy • Global Capitalism, Finance, Banking, Financial Crisis 3. Political Violence and Global Justice • Ethics, Human Rights, Violence, Religion, Social Movements, Political Theory and Philosophy
  • 7. Who will teach you? Research-led Teaching • UG and PG modules convened by research-active academic at the top of their respective fields • Dr Amnon Aran • Dr Gemma Collantes- Celador • Dr Tom Davies • Dr Aggie Hirst • Prof Rosemary Hollis • Dr Joe Hoover • Dr Christopher McDowell • Dr Anastasia Nesvetailova • Dr Stefano Pagliari • Prof Ronen Palan • Prof Inderjeet Parmar • Dr Amin Samman • Dr Sara Silvestri
  • 8. What we as academic staff do • Publish academic books and journal articles • Attend conferences all around the world • Write policy briefings and talk to journalists • Conduct research along four broad pathways • Give guest lectures throughout the globe • Advise government and UN agencies • International Politics Research Seminars • Olive Tree Programme and Lecture Series • Work with other academics in the UK and abroad • Influence the agenda for debate on global politics • Teach and supervise undergraduate, MA and PhD students
  • 9. International Politics Degrees at City BSc International Politics • Core modules on theory, issues, actors and processes • At least 3/4 modules on International Politics (opportunity to take option from other Depts. including languages) • Extensive range of optional modules; increasing specialisation in 2nd and 3rd year BSc International Politics and Sociology • Core International Politics modules on theories and actors • Core Sociology modules on sociology and social change • 50/50 International Politics / Sociology, with option of specializing in either subject in third year
  • 10. Degree Overview: International Politics • Year 1: Understanding Ideas – Introduction to myths, mysteries and puzzles of international politics, including core concepts, theories, historical context, key contemporary issues, and actors in world politics • Year 2: Understanding Change – Progression to advanced theories of international politics, international processes, writing skills and extended essay, plus and a choice of specialist courses • Year 3: Understanding Power – Specialization in a research dissertation project of your choice and a range of advanced modules across IR and IPE
  • 11. BSc International Politics: Year One Core modules worth 90 credits: • Myths and Mysteries of World Politics • Theories of Global Politics • The Making of the Modern Word Economy • Introduction to International Political Economy • Politics and Power in the Twentieth Century • Emerging Powers/Emerging Issues Plus 30 credits of elective modules, such as: • Introduction to Sociology • A Language Module • Micro- and Macro- economics • History & Theory in Psychology • Media, History & Politics • Exploring London
  • 12. BSc International Politics: Year Two Two core modules worth 30 credits: • Advanced Theories of Global Politics • Writing Skills and Extended Essay Choice of elective modules worth 90 credits, such as: • Security Studies: Conceptual Approaches • Security Studies: Emerging Issues • Foreign Policy Analysis (1 and 2) • States and Markets in an Era of Globalisation • The Global Economy in 21st C: Trends and Challenges • Religion and Politics an Age of in Global Change • Transnational Social Movements • A sociology/media option
  • 13. BSc International Politics: Year Three • Compulsory Dissertation plus extensive choice of modules: • Global Political Economy of Development • International Politics of the Middle East • US Foreign Policy • Advanced Topics in IPE: The Offshore World • The Theory and Practice of Conflict and Peace • Global Money and Finance • Politics of Forced Displacement • Global Governance • Violence in Global Politics: Fear, Insecurity and Identity • Global Ethics: Power and Principle in World Politics • Foreign Policy Analysis • Governance and Economics Diplomacy • Political Change in Europe
  • 14. Teaching International Politics at City Research-led teaching • Lectures • Tutorials/Seminars • Workshops • E-learning • One-to-one support • Personal tutors
  • 15. After your degree • Further Study: • MA programmes at City • MA International Politics • MA Global Political Economy • MA Human Rights • MA Foreign Policy and Diplomacy • PhD International Politics/IPE • Career Pathways include: • NGOs and third sector • Journalism • Diplomacy and International Institutions • Politics and Civil Service • Commercial Sector • Law Conversion • Academia
  • 16. Introductory Readings • Maja Zehfuss and Jenny Edkins (eds.), Global Politics: A New Introduction (Routledge) • John Baylis, Steve Smith & Patricia Owens (eds.), The Globalization of World Politics (OUP)
  • 17. Questions?

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