Short Title:Global Politics
Full Title:Global Politics
Module Code:POLI H4005
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:(1) To familiarize students with International Relations and provide an understanding of International Relations theory. (2) To enable students to relate these theories to a range of contemporary debates and issues in global politics. (3) To encourage students to think independently and critically with regards to issues in global politics.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of international relations
LO2 Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the key debates in global governance.
LO3 Critically examine the non-state actors in the modern world: transnational organizations, multinationals, NGOs etc.
LO4 Critically assess the effects of globalization
LO5 Evaluate key contemporary issues in international politics: human rights; international security and environmental concerns.

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Assignment Students may be required to complete an essay demonstrating their understanding of the key theoretical concepts in Global Politics and /or present a paper in class applying these concepts to contempory issues in global politics. 1,2,3,4,5 40.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination   60.00 End-of-Semester

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Time Reading, Research 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 6.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
This module has no Part Time workload.

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • J. Baylis and S. Smith 2010, The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, 5th Ed., Oxford University Press
  • Paul. F. Diehl (Ed) 2010, The Politics of Global Governance: International Organizations in an Independent World, 4th Ed., Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc.
  • Richard Langhorne 2005, The Essentials of Global Politics, Hodder Arnold H&S
  • Nicholas Guilhot 2005, The Democracy Makers: Human Rights and the Politics of Global Order, Columbia University Press
  • Robert Jackson & Georg Sorensen 2003, Introduction to International Relations: Theories & Approaches, Oxford University Press
Recommended Book Resources
  • Dunne, J, Kurki, M., Smith, S. 2010, International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, 2nd Ed., OUP Oxford
  • Freeman, M.A. 2011, Human Rights (Key Concepts), Polity Press
  • Jim Whitman 2005, Limits of Global Governance, Routledge
  • Alma Kadragic 2005, Globalization & Human Rights, Chelsea House Publications
  • Hugo Radice 2005, The Political Economy of Global Capitalism, Routledge
  • Courtney B. Smith 2005, Politics and Process at the United Nations: The Global Dance, Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc. US
  • Elizabeth R. De Sombre 2005, Global Environment and World Politics, Continuum International Publishing Group
  • Heywood, A 2011, Global Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series_, Palgrave Macmillan
  • Edkins, J., Zehfuss, M. 2008, Global Politics: A New Introduction, Routledge
  • Griffith, M., O'Callaghen, T.O, Roach, S.C. 2007, International Relations: The Key Concepts: 10, Routledge
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 7 Mandatory