SOAS University of London

Department of Politics and International Studies

The Indian Ocean in World Politics

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2016/17

This module is not running in 2016/17

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

  • Knowledge of major historical political forces and dynamics within the Indian Ocean region
  • Understanding of the main conceptual, theoretical and normative questions raised by studying oceanic and transnational spaces in world politics
  • Understanding of the diversity of contemporary political issues affecting the region
  • An advanced ability to critically analyse and interrogate scholarship and policy towards the region and in international politics more broadly
  • An engagement with the challenges of inter-disciplinary study and research
Course pre-requisites

This course is interdisciplinary, but assumes some knowledge of concepts taught in the International Politics courses. Students wishing to take the course who have not taken International Theory (15PPOH014) should see the course convener.

Method of assessment

The course is assessed through one 5,000 word essay (80%), weekly seminar participation (10%), and an oral presentation (10%). Students will devise their own essay topic and question with approval from the course convener.


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