2 August 2024
The course offers an introduction to the academic study of international politics. It begins with a basic introduction to international relations theories, in order to provide the theoretical framework for understanding and debating global topics. The course will then move on to discussing three main subjects in contemporary international relations: The role of state actors, the role of non-state actors, and finally going in-depth on a couple of current global topics. In the section on state actors we will undertake detailed studies of the foreign policies of the U.S., Russia, China, Norway and others. For the part of non-state actors the focus will be on topics like international institutions, the EU, global action groups, and international terrorism. For the final section of the course we will then utilize the empirical and analytical knowledge gathered to analyze important topics on the global agenda, like the future of globalization and geopolitical conflicts. The class encourages lively discussion, a goal easily met by the students' contribution of their opinions based on their diverse cultural and academic backgrounds.
To give students the basic intellectual tools and framework necessary for critical investigation, thinking and understanding of international politics in the contemporary world and in a historical perspective.
USD 1060: For more information on fees and accommodation alternatives see our website.
EUR 0: Basic Course Fee or Course & Housing Fee
ISS Housing & MA or BA course (not Norwegian course) (Includes room, meals and a weekend excursion: 47,700 NOK
Course Fee for MA or BA course (Includes extracurricular activities. Does not include room, meals or weekend excursion.): 10,600 NOK
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