Short Title:Global Politics
Full Title:Global Politics
Module Code:POLI H4007
Credits: 5
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Description:1) To further understand International Relations theories. 2) 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 and appreciation of International Relations theories.
LO2 Evaluate key contemporary issues in international politics: refugees; migration; peacekeeping; conflict resolution; terrorism; culture in world affairs; environmental issues; media globalization

Module Content & Assessment

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Continuous Assessment Academic Essay   40.00 n/a
Assignment n/a 2 0.00 n/a
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2 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 No Description 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
  • Baylis, J., Smith, S., Owens, P. 2010, The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations, 5th Ed., OUP Oxford
  • Richard Langhorne 2006, The Essentials of Global Politics, Hodder Arnold H&S
  • Steve Marsh & Hans Mackenstein 2004, The International Relations of the European Union, Longman
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hill, C., Smith, M. 2011, International Relations and the European Union, 2nd Ed., OUP Oxford
  • Brow, C., Ainley, K. 2009, Understanding International Relations, 4th Ed., Palgrave Macmillan
  • Dunne, J., Kuriki, M., Smith, S. 2010, International Relations Theories: Discipline and Diversity, 2nd Ed., OUP Oxford
  • Doyle, T., McEachern, D 2007, Environment and Politics, 3rd Ed., Routledge
  • S.P. Huntingdon 2011, The Clash of Civilisations and the Remaking of World Order, Update Ed. Ed., Touchstone Books
  • Heywood, A. 2011, Global Politics (Palgrave Foundations Series), Palgrave Macmillan
  • Elizabeth R. De Sombre 2008, Global Environment and World Politics, 2nd Ed., Continuum International Publishing Group
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 8 Mandatory