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Module

GEO3102 : Geopolitics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Matt Benwell
  • Lecturer: Professor Nick Megoran, Professor Simon Tate, Dr Craig Jones
  • Owning School: Geography, Politics & Sociology
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

Building on themes introduced in GEO247, this course aims to give students an advanced understanding of geopolitical traditions, concepts and contemporary practices. In doing so, students will be equipped with the skills to critically analyse the creation, communication and reproduction of geopolitical ideas. It introduces students to the ideas of key geopolitical thinkers as well as a number of contemporary geopolitical practices and case studies, drawn from the lecturers’ own research interests.

Outline Of Syllabus

Semester 1

[Module introduction loaded on to Canvas ahead of lectures commencing]
Lecture 1: Geopolitics: Contending Visions I (CJ)
Lecture 2: Geopolitics: Contending Visions II (CJ)
Lecture 3: Feminist Geopolitics (AW)
Lecture 4: Everyday Geopolitics (MB)

Lecture 5: Interrogating geopolitical visions (NM)
Lecture 6: Assessment semester 1 (MB and one other) (via Zoom/Mentimeter)
Lecture 7: Geopolitics of War: Killing and Injuring (CJ)
Lecture 8: Geopolitics of War II: Surviving and Caring (CJ)

Semester 2

Lecture 9: Geopolitics and Religion (NM)
Lecture 10: Geopolitics and Atheism (NM)
Lecture 11: Aerial Geopolitics (AW)
Lecture 12: Maritime Geopolitics (AW)

Lecture 13: Assessment semester 2 (MB and one other) (via Zoom/Mentimeter)
Lecture 14: Contemporary British Foreign Policy and the Anglo-American Special Relationship: UK/US (ST)
Lecture 15: Contemporary British Foreign Policy and Brexit (ST)
Lecture 16: Contemporary British Foreign Policy and The Falklands-Malvinas Question (MB)
Lecture 17: Conclusion (MB)

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Reading Lists

Timetable