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1 PIR, Year 2 Selecting your Courses Dr Elizabeth Bomberg (Deputy Head, PIR) Dr Andrea Birdsall & Dr Claire Duncanson (Directors of UG Teaching) Note: these slides are intended to help you choose next year’s courses. The registration process information and forms will be available here in June 2014: ation_for_continuing_students ation_for_continuing_students

2 2 Overview What are the required courses? What do I need to take when? What optional courses are available and how do I choose them? Form and deadlines Q/A

3 3 The required courses, description International Cooperation in Europe and Beyond (ICEB) code Why/how do states cooperate (or not!) An examination of United Nations, World Trade Organization, European Union, and theoretical tools to help that examination Comparative Politics in a Globalized World (Sem 2) You’ll develop practical skills to understand comparative politics in an international context. Applies the comparative method to core questions of comparative and international politics: Sample Qs: What makes a democracy; can democracy be imposed from abroad? Why are some countries rich while others are poor? Why does globalization affect states differently? What causes revolutions? Is terrorism changing in a globalized world?

4 4 Required courses, cont. Introduction to Political Data Analysis (sem 2) Will introduce you to quantitative methods used to understand politics and international relations; substantive focus: humanitarian intervention, electoral behaviour. For information on all degree requirements, see DRPS and click on your degree title:

5 5 Required courses, cont. Fundamentals 2 (4 weeks only, 1 hour sessions) Sem 1 we’ll focus on political thinkers and how to read theory Sem 2 we’ll focus on developing skills for the transition to Honours, including advanced academic reading, identifying research questions, developing arguments, and effective academic writing. Required for single honours but ALL are welcome to attend

6 6 SINGLE HONOURS, Politics or IR Sem 1 ICEB OPEN OPTION Fundamentals 2 (4 weeks) Sem 2 Comp Pols in Globalized World Intro Data Analysis OPEN OPTION Fundamentals 2 (4 weeks)

7 7 COMBINED DEGREES –requirements will depend on subject* Semester 1 ICEB Your other degree course OPEN OPTION Nb: Fundamentals not required but you are welcome to attend Semester 2 Comp Pols in Globalized World Your other degree course Data Analysis or OPEN OPTION, depending on your degree Nb: Fundamentals not required but you are welcome to attend *Specific degree requirements are here:

8 8 How shall I choose my options? 3 different approaches 1. Continue with outside subject you’ve taken in Year 1 (language, economics, etc) Look here to find out what 2 nd year subject courses are available to you: 2. Try a course from another outside subject (sociology, history, social anthropology, etc…) 3. Or try a completely new ‘stand alone’ outside course. Several options…………..

9 9 Recommended ‘stand alone’ courses International Development: Aid and Humanitarianism (new) code AFRI Our Changing World (code 08006) based on series of high profile evening lectures by prominent experts addressing global challenges (environment, security, poverty, health etc) Scotland: Society and Politics (SSPS 08005) Other School options: Canadian Studies, South Asian Studies, Middle East Studies, Data Literacy. Tip: Discuss choices with your PT this summer; check out the PIR society facebook and webpage; https://www.facebook.com/eupolsochttps://www.facebook.com/eupolsoc

10 10 Filling out the form In early June YOU WILL RECEIVE AN FROM THE SCHOOL ALERTING YOU TO THE RELEVANT WEBSITE. CHECK YOUR UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT You will also be sent links to course descriptions and codes and your specific degree requirements Deadline for submission of form is end of June

11 11 QUESTIONS? For follow-up academic advice, your PT. For specific logistical questions: For specific queries about these slides, contact Dr Bomberg Good luck in Year 2! Dr E Bomberg:


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