EDS373 Piracy and International Relations
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Course responsible: Stig Jarle Hansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
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This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: Course given every second year, odd years.
First time: Study year 2011-2012
Nominal workload 48 hours of lectures.In addition the students do extensive reading and individual studies, and write a term paper wich will amount to 252 hours. The total student working hours will be around 300 hours.
Objective of course 1. Students should understand simple explanatory models for crime 2. Students should be able to understand the conenctions between crime and statebuilding 3. Students should understand the development processes governing the formation of anti-piracy guidelines and maritime security doctrine ad tinternational cooperation relatedto these.
Lectures and class discussions
Lectures, individual supervision.
The main text for the class is a special issue (2012) "Contemporary Global Maritim Piracy: Trends, issues and counter measures, Journal of Terrorism and Conflict Studies. However, it is expected that the students use the library and the internet independently to find other readings, as well as other relevant material. Your ability to conduct independent research will be made evident by the content (and bibliography) of your essays, essays based on a limited number of sources will most commonly receive a lower mark.
General background in sociology, political sciences, international relations, history, development studies or economics.
Term paper counts 40% and final written exam counts 60% of the final grade.
Total 250 hours.
A relevant Bachelor degree or equivalent
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Type of course:
Nominal workload 48 hours of lectures, and 11*2 lecturing hours (11 lectures). In addition the students do extensive reading and individual studies, and write a term paper wich will amount to 202 hours. The total student working hours will be around 250 hours.
External examiner will approve the course and the grading system, and mark term papers
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades