University of Stirling
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4.5
Hours & Credits
This module explores contemporary issues and debates that shape world politics today. It starts by introducing International Relations (IR) theory before turning to two broad themes that dominate IR: conflict and peace. Key issues covered include nuclear weapons, private military companies, humanitarian intervention and failed states. We will also apply the themes of conflict and peace to a case study of the Northern Ireland conflict exploring the key political developments and the transition to a post conflict settlement. This module will also include a workshop that examines the use of wall murals to articulate conflict / post - conflict identity and a guest speaker who will talk about the challenges of post - conflict policing in Kosovo.
Excursion(s):This module includes a day trip visit to Belfast where we will undertake a historical /political tour of the city taking in the wall murals and other key sites linked with the Northern Ireland conflict.
Students taking this module will incur a small additional charge for the trip to Belfast.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations