ASTK18014U  Core Subject: Concepts and Methods in International Relations

Volume 2018/2019
Education

Core subject in the core-subject lines in Foreign Policy, International Relations and Conflict Resolution, and International Political Economy. Only accessible to students who are admitted to these core-subject lines.

Content

This compulsory course provides a foundation in the discipline of International Relations (IR) at post-graduate level. It focuses on core concepts of international relations as well as the approaches that have been developed to study IR phenomena. Rather than relying on a traditional and in many ways outdated understanding of the discipline as a collection of theories and paradigms or series of great debates, the introduction offers a more fluid and dialogical understanding of the discipline as a collective interested in certain problems, developing concepts in response to these as well dedicated research approaches. The course conducts a survey which includes classical studies as well as contemporary ones. The focus on concepts and approaches allows for a fruitful dialogue between classics and contemporaries.

The course discusses foundational social-theoretical models, epistemological as well as methodological considerations. It does not, however, provide an introduction to research design, methods and the practicalities of designing, implementing and evaluating a small scale research project.

International Politics and Foreign Policy. A Reader in Research and Theory, ed. James N Rosenau. New York: The Free Press, 1969.

Handbook of International Relations, eds. Walter Carlsnaes, et al. Sage: London, 2002.

Concepts in World Politics, ed Felix Berenskoetter, Sage: London, 2016.

Credit
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written examination
72 hours take home exam
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Criteria for exam assesment
  • Grade 12 is given for an outstanding performance: the student lives up to the course's goal description in an independent and convincing manner with no or few and minor shortcomings
  • Grade 7 is given for a good performance: the student is confidently able to live up to the goal description, albeit with several shortcomings
  • Grade 02 is given for an adequate performance: the minimum acceptable performance in which the student is only able to live up to the goal description in an insecure and incomplete manner
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 28
  • Total
  • 28

Course information

Language
English
Course code
ASTK18014U
Credit
7,5 ECTS
Level
Full Degree Master
Duration
1 semester
Placement
Autumn
Schedule
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Course capacity
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Continuing and further education
 
Study board
Department of Political Science, Study Council
Contracting department
  • Department of Political Science
Course Coordinators
  • Anders Berg-Sørensen  (3-7071824f7875823d7a843d737a)
Saved on the 28-05-2018