Course module in Master's programme in International and European Relations. The central themes of the course are: - divisions of the world and the politics of identity; - EU as a global actor; - EU development policies; - EU and other regions; - foreign policy of the EU.
Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course typeProgramme course
Course coordinatorMikael Blomdahl
Director of studies or equivalentMariana S Gustafsson
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|F7MER||International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - First and main admission round||2 (Spring 2021)||v202114-202118||English||Linköping||o|
|F7MER||International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)||2 (Spring 2021)||v202114-202118||English||Linköping||o|
Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course levelSecond cycle
Course offered for
- Master´s Programme in International and European Relations
Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, in political science, international relations, economics, history, geography, law, media studies, sociology and other social sciences or other disciplinary backgrounds, if applicants can demonstrate ability to develop their potentials in the subject area,
English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B). Exemption from Swedish 3.
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course the student should be able to:
- understand and discuss Europe´s relations to the world in the context of theories of the politics of identity;
- utilise acquired analytical tools to examine contemporary global and especially North−South relationships;
- critically analyze and discuss possible future developments of the relations between Europe and the developing world and other regions.
The main themes of the course are:
- Divisions of the world and the politics of identity;
- EU as a global actor;
- EU development policies;
- EU and other regions;
- Foreign policy of the EU.
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 a combination of compulsory seminars, written essay, and written examination at the end of the course.
Detailed information about the examination 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
Chapters 1,2, 4, 6, 8, 9
Domínguez Edme, Adriana Salazar. (2013). Report commissioned by the Swedish Armed Forces (Försvarsmakten). Tsaloa Latinamerika kunskapsföretag.
EARN (2014). Online Publication. Edited by Patrícia Magalhães Ferreira. Europe-Africa Policy Research Network.
Wülders, S. (2010). Rowman & Littlefield. E-book.
Wichterich Christa and Kalyani Menon-Sen. (2009).
|PAPE||Final Paper||EC||4.5 credits|
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