Basics of Geopolitics - Durban University of Technology
Durban University of Technology
DR HOSEA PATRICK
Title of course
Basics of Geopolitics
Date start of the course: 17 Novermber, 2020
Date end of the course: 9 February, 2020.
Subject area: Universal
Content 17 November 2020 - Introduction to Geopolitics (Subject Overview, Definitions and Introductory ideas) 24 November 2020 - Authority, Sovereignty, State and Non-State actors 1 december 2020 - Establishing a Framework for Understanding Geopolitics (Explanatory Devices: Levels of Analysis; Global North-South Divide) 8 December 2020 - Central Theories of Geopolitics (Realism, Liberalism, and Critical perspectives) 15 December 2020 - Quiz 1 12 January 2021 – Globalization and International Law 19 January 2021 – International Organisation 26 January 2021 – Human Security (Environmental change) 2 February 2021 - Human Security (Pandemics) 9 February 2021 – Group project presentations.
Conditions of Participation
Group Discussion, Lecture mode
Learning outcomes / Competences
At the end of the course, the module aims that the students will be able to 1. Explain global trends in relation to local environment. 2. Demonstrate an understanding of Geopolitics as a mode of analysis. 3. Make sound geopolitical decision Vis a Vis historical and contemporary trends in global, regional, national and local affairs. 4. Explain global, regional and national power dynamics in relation to geopolitics. 5. Innovate in situations requiring a geopolitical solution. 6. Become sensitive to the dynamics of globalization.
Forms of examination
Continous Assessment (Individual Essays, written online Test)
Conditions for allocation of credit points
Literature Heywood, A. 2014. Global Politics. 2nd Edition. Houndmills, Basingstoke Hampshire; New York: Palgrave Macmillan. (It is recommended that you read newspapers and other print and online publications daily in order to keep updated with current events. Most publications are available online.)