2018/19 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
PIED3158 British Foreign Policy
20 creditsClass Size: 75
Module manager: Dr Victoria Honeyman
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2018/19
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryThis module will focus primarily on British Foreign Policy after the Second World War. The first week of teaching will focus on the theory of foreign policy analysis. Each week following will focus on a particular region or relationship which has been crucial e.g. the USA (Anglo-American Relationship), the former Colonial nations (e.g. India, Australia), the Post-War Settlement in Europe and the Cold War, former African colonies, Palestine and the Middle East and Russia.
ObjectivesThis module will focus on the post-war foreign policy of Britain, relating the historical context to the current position of Britain in the world. The objective here is to allow students to place Britain’s current relationships and difficulties in a wider global perspective.
Students studying on this module will:
- Gain a greater understanding of Britain’s foreign policy history and Britain’s current position in the world
- To have an understanding and appreciation of the wider literature related to the subject
- Be able to consider Britain’s role within international organisations and supranational groups.
Improved skills in research, writing, critical analysis, and the presentation of information and argument.
Ethical Foreign Policy
Britain and Europe
The End of Empire
Britain and the Developing World
The Middle East
The Two Iraq Wars
Britain and Russia
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||178.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||200.00|
Private studyEach week the students will have a reading list which they are expected to select numerous chapters and articles from in preparation for this seminar discussion.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackStudent progress will be monitored in the seminars through discussion of the issues and also in the small reports which students will periodically provide on their reading.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 2000 word essay, end of semester||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 21/03/2019
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