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MODULE DESCRIPTOR
Module Title
International Organisations
Reference BS4191 Version 2
Created February 2017 SCQF Level SCQF 10
Approved July 2013 SCQF Points 15
Amended May 2017 ECTS Points 7.5

Aims of Module
The aim of International Organisations is to foster a substantive, contextual and critical understanding of the leading international governmental organisations.

Learning Outcomes for Module
On completion of this module, students are expected to be able to:
1 Analyse and critically evaluate the workings and role of the pre-eminent international governmental organisations.
2 Explore the underlying political and economic influences affecting international governmental organisations.
3 Evaluate the practical effect international governmental organisations have on nation-states and international business.

Indicative Module Content
The module examines the nature and impact of the pre-eminent international governmental organisations. These include the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, the G8 and the G20.

Module Delivery
The module will be taught trough a combination of lectures, seminars, group discussions, student presentations and directed reading and research.

Indicative Student Workload Full Time Part Time
Contact Hours 36 36
Non-Contact Hours 114 114
Placement/Work-Based Learning Experience [Notional] Hours N/A N/A
TOTAL 150 150
Actual Placement hours for professional, statutory or regulatory body    

ASSESSMENT PLAN
If a major/minor model is used and box is ticked, % weightings below are indicative only.
Component 1
Type: Coursework Weighting: 100% Outcomes Assessed: 1, 2, 3
Description: One piece of coursework of approximately 3,000 words.

MODULE PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTOR
Explanatory Text
The module is assessed by one component: C1 - Coursework - 100% weighting. Module Pass Mark = Grade D (40%)
Module Grade Minimum Requirements to achieve Module Grade:
A 70% or above
B 60% - 69%
C 50% - 59%
D 40% - 49%
E 35% - 39%
F 0% - 34%
NS Non-submission of work by published deadline or non-attendance for examination

Module Requirements
Prerequisites for Module None in addition to SCQF 10 entry qualifications or equivalent.
Corequisites for module None.
Precluded Modules None.

INDICATIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
1 ARCHER, C., 2001. International organisations. 3rd ed. London: Routledge.
2 DJELIC, M-L., 2006. Transnational governance: institutional dynamics of regulation. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
3 KARNS, M. P., 2010. International organizations : the politics of global governance. 2nd ed. Boulder CO: Lynne Riener.

 

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