In this unit students develop critical problem-solving skills by engaging them with contemporary issues in politics and international relations. Unit content is based on issues at the forefront of the news cycle. Lectures introduce the various ways in which academic researchers and public intellectuals respond to world events. Tutorials allow the students an opportunity to discuss potential solutions with tutors and peers. Suggested topics could include, Brexit, Trump presidency, the Syrian War, leadership spills, same-sex marriage, and populism.
1x2hr lecture/week and 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x 1500wd Essay: Background Paper (20%), 1x 2000wd Essay: Analysis (30%), 1x 2500wd Essay:Solutions (50%)