This topic is no longer available. See below for details for 2020.
Not offered in 2020
1 x 2-hour seminar weekly
Enrolment not permitted
INTR3064 has been successfully completed
Associated majors: International Relations; Political Studies
This topic examines the key issues in African International relations with a focus on how Africa is positioned globally, its political history and its prospects for the future. Themes covered include colonialism, decolonisation, post-colonialism, political independence, and globalisation.
This topic aims to:
develop an understanding of the key issues in African International Relations
introduce a range of research methods and demonstrate a basic level of competence in the use of a variety of disciplinary research methods, in particular, International Relations
develop comparative analytical skills and research skills, particularly in relation to political, economic and historical events in one country and the impact it has on others
be able to conduct a research project and write a reportor essay addressing a particular case study from Africa
provide an opportunity to participate in a hypothetical study.
Expected learning outcomes
On successful completion of this topic, student should be able to:
Demonstrate competence in the use of a variety of disciplinary research methods, in particular International Relations and be able to apply that to specific case studies in African studies
Analyze and evaluate political and economic conditions in Africa, particularly in relation to political, economic and historical events in one country and the impact it has on others, within the framework of globalisation
Prepare and develop a substantial research project that documents how a given research question might be addressed
Conduct independent research and write a report or essay
Develop communication and analytical skills through the hypothetical
Apply knowledge to other areas of study and future work placements.
Key dates and timetable
Timetable details for 2020 are no longer published.
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