Summary module description:
This module allows students to examine case studies of immediate relevance. The choices available for study will therefore vary from year to year.

Aims:

Assessable learning outcomes:
Students should be able to:
•Apply relevant general concepts and approaches as appropriate to the chosen topic
•Critically assess the nature of historical debate and discourse as appropriate to the chosen topic
•Document and assess the processes of causation, change and continuity as appropriate to the chosen topic
•Apply relevant skills and capacities

Additional outcomes:
The module will develop oral communication skills through participation in seminars as well as graphical communication skills, depending upon the choice of topic.

Outline content:
The choice of topics available for study will vary from year to year depending on new events in Politics and International Relations.

Brief description of teaching and learning methods:
Most of the topics will be taught through seminars, which involve student preparation, discussion and the presentation of one major paper. Depending upon the choice of topic, the seminars may centre upon the presentation and discussion of various kinds of source materials, including written texts, photographs, documentary footage or other media.

Contact hours:
  Autumn Spring Summer
Seminars 10 10
Guided independent study 100 80
       
Total hours by term 110.00 10.00 80.00
       
Total hours for module 200.00

Summative Assessment Methods:
Method Percentage
Written assignment including essay 100

Other information on summative assessment:

Formative assessment methods:
Seminar presentations maybe required as appropriate.

Penalties for late submission:

Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx
Penalties for late submission on this module are in accordance with the University policy. Please refer to page 5 of the Postgraduate Guide to Assessment for further information: http://www.reading.ac.uk/internal/exams/student/exa-guidePG.aspx

Length of examination:
n/a

Requirements for a pass:
50

Reassessment arrangements:
Re-submission of one essay of the same length by 1st September

Additional Costs (specified where applicable):
1) Required text books:
2) Specialist equipment or materials:
3) Specialist clothing, footwear or headgear:
4) Printing and binding:
5) Computers and devices with a particular specification:
6) Travel, accommodation and subsistence:

Last updated: 31 March 2017

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