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Three FHSS Modules Were Awarded 2019 Provincial Level First Class Undergraduate Module

NINGBO, China--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Zhejiang Education Department has announced the results of 2019 Provincial First Class Undergraduate Module scheme lately. We are delighted that the following modules delivered by colleagues in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences have won this accolade.

Introduction to Drama

This module introduces students to the extraordinary variety of drama in the Western dramatic tradition. Students examine the theatre of ancient Greece; medieval mystery and morality plays; the drama of Shakespeare and the Restoration; and nineteenth-century naturalism. We explore dramatic texts produced by writers from Sophocles to Ibsen, and also consider a variety of extra-textual features of drama, including the performance styles of actors, the significance of theatre locations, and the composition of various audiences.

Undergraduates Economics Dissertation

The purpose of the Dissertation is for students to demonstrate familiarity with a particular area of economics and apply economic analysis to address a specific research question (or questions). The Dissertation must include a contribution that is students’ own (i.e. not just a summary of the ideas of others). In many cases, their contribution will be a piece of empirical or theoretical analysis, applying techniques acquired over the degree programme to look in depth at a specific issue. In some cases, students may undertake a literature survey in which case their contribution will bring the literature together in a new way and derive implications or lessons.


This module introduces students to the theory and practice of diplomacy from the perspective of the discipline of foreign policy analysis. The module provides an advanced theoretical understanding of diplomacy, as a component of foreign policy. It examines the nature of international negotiations, as well as an analysis of diverse areas of diplomacy, ranging from conflict mediation to trade and environmental diplomacy. In addition, newer forms of diplomacy, such as public and online diplomacy are examined. The core question that students try to answer in the course of this module is: What is the role of diplomacy in today’s global politics? To that end, there is a strong focus on contemporary diplomatic challenges, such as the rise of China (and the diminishment of the liberal international order), the belligerence of North Korea, and ongoing questions in Eastern Europe and the Middle East.


University of Nottingham Ningbo China

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