IR301 Political Geography and Geopolitics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR301 Political Geography and Geopolitics 3 1 6 Section 1 Lessons: TU/TH 12:30 - 14:15 , Section 2 Lessons: TU/TH 15:30 - 16:45
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
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Assistant Endris Mekonnen Faris Assistant E-mail efaris@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives • To develop students’ ability to critically evaluate basic concepts of geopolitics and political geography • To provide students an understanding of key concepts of political geography and geopolitics • To improve their research and presentation skills by collecting additional information on various topics discussed in the class
Textbook Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. An Introduction to Political Geography: Space, Place and Politics. Routledge. 2nd Edition. (in IUS library) Blacksell, M. 2005. Political Geography. Routledge. (in IUS library) Flint, C. 2017. Introduction to Geopolitics.Routledge. 3rd Edition. Cohen, S.B. 2015. Geopolitics. Rowman & Littlefield. 3rd Edition. (in IUS library)
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of key concepts of political geography and geopolitics
  2. Apply basic concepts of geopolitics and political geography
  3. Evaluate the history and evolution of geopolitics
  4. Analyze actual trends in geopolitics
Teaching Methods Lecturing, Essays, power - point presentations, student presentations, class simulation and discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 A. Power, Space and Political Geography Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. p. 1-16
Week 2 B. Human Territoriality Blacksell, M. 2005. p. 1-10 + 17-36.
Week 3 C. States and territories Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. p. 17-62.
Week 4 Test 1
Week 5 D. Political Geography of Nationalism Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. p. 76-116.
Week 6 E. Divisions of Human Power Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. p. 136-156 + p. 189-205.
Week 7 F. Political Geographies of Globalization Jones, M. – Jones, R. 2015. p. 157-177 + Blacksell, M. 2005. p. 185-197.
Week 8 Mid - term exam
Week 9 G. Survey of Geopolitics Cohen, S.B. 2015. p. 1-35.
Week 10 H. Understanding Geopolitics Flint, C. 2017. p. 42-78.
Week 11 Test 2
Week 12 I. Geopolitical Structure and Theory Cohen, S.B. 2015. p. 37-63.
Week 13 J. Geopolitical Codes Flint, C. 2017. p. 79-114.
Week 14 K. Territorial Geopolitics Flint, C. 2017. p. 188-235.
Week 15 Review and discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 20 1,2,3
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Test 1 1 20 1,2,3
Test 2 1 20 1,2,3
Midterm Exam 1 20 1,2,3
In class Essay (Seminar) 1 15 4,5
In-class Analysis (Seminar) 1 5 4,5
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm Exam Study 20 1 20
In-class Analysis 5 2 10 In-class Analysis 5 2 10
Individual Learning 3 15 45
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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