Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course typeProgramme course
Director of studies or equivalentMariana S Gustafsson
|Course offered for||Semester||Weeks||Language||Campus||VOF|
|F7MER||International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round||1 (Autumn 2020)||v202044-202048||English||Linköping||o|
|F7MER||International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)||1 (Autumn 2020)||v202044-202048||English||Linköping||o|
Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course levelSecond cycle
Course offered for
- Master´s Programme in International and European Relations
Applicants must, by the closing date for application, hold a bachelor's degree/kandidatexamen (equivalent for example a professional degree) of at least 180 ECTS credits in Political Science, Economics, History, Sociology or another discipline relevant for the course. In-depth study of at least 90 ECTScredits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the major subject is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 ECTS). Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- display knowledge of the historical development of the contemporary world economy as well as international capitalism;
- account for the interplay between economics and politics in the modern day world arena;
- critically analyse the main theories of international capitalism and development.
The course covers the following areas:
- main theories of international capitalism and development;
- global economic transformation in the late twentieth century;
- the international politics of trade, monetary and financial relations, foreign direct investments, and development aid;
- the role of regional and international institutions and organisations in matters related to international trade, finance, and development.
Teaching and working methods
The course offers lectures which introduce and develop the content of the course. Lectures are complementary to the literature. Seminars and workshops are important aspects of the learning process and provide opportunities for mutual, critical discussions which develop attitudes and skills. Students are expected to be well prepared for lectures and to have completed assigned preparations for seminars. Students are expected to read and take in the literature independently and/or in self-organized reading groups. Language of instruction is English.
Activities which constitute elements of examination are mandatory.
The course is examined through active participation in seminars and an individual course paper. Detailed information can be found in the course’s study guide.
If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.
Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.
The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
DepartmentInstitutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
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