Norway, Oslo

International Politics

when 28 June 2010 - 6 August 2010
duration 6 weeks
credits 9.9 EC
fee USD 3635

In addition to providing students with an understanding of the history, major issues and theories in International Relations, this cooperation in contemporary world politics. It offers an introduction to international politics with an overview of various approaches, such as Realism, Liberalism and Reflectivist theories. Topics covered include the changing nature of armed conflicts and warfare, conflict management and prevention, as well as security challenges. Globalization and the changing nature of the modern state, integration, international law, ethics, and the role of international organizations are also discussed. Focus is furthermore on the limits of sovereignty, morality and law, just war and humanitarian interventions, democratization, failed states and international responsibility, as well as the role of human and minority rights in world politics, and questions around multiethnic and multicultural societies.

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Target group

Undergraduate students from all fields of studies

Course aim

The objective of the course is to introduce students to the study of international politics and provide a comprehensive understanding of the current issues and dilemmas in world politics. Students will acquire 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.

Credits info

9.9 EC
Short academic paper and final written classroom examination. Grading based on the ECTS grading system A-B-C-D-E-F.

Fee info

USD 3635: On campus fee, room & board included