Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course typeProgramme course
Course coordinatorPer Jansson
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)||v202034-202038||English||Linköping||o|
|F7MER||International and European Relations, Master´s Programme - Second admission round (open only for Swedish/EU students)||1 (Autumn 2020)||v202034-202038||English||Linköping||o|
Main field of studyPolitical Science
Course levelSecond cycle
Course offered for
- Master´s Programme in International and European Relations
Intended learning outcomes
After completion of the course, students should be able to:
- write an academic paper according to the standards and requirements of Swedish higher education;
- correctly evaluate and use sources;
- account for and implement basic rules of academic referencing;
- understand instances of plagiarism;
- display familiarity with main research traditions in the social sciences, and understanding as to how these relate to the study of International and European relations.
The central themes of the course are:
- an introduction to research traditions in the social sciences in general, and political science and International Relations in particular, in terms of alternative epistemological approaches and methodologies;
- how to organize and write an academic paper;
- central characteristics of Swedish academic culture;
- the role and significance of critical attitude;
- teaching models, expectations and requirements;
- rules and practice of academic writing;
- review of scientific work and constructive criticism;
- library facilities;
- the meaning and consequences of plagiarism;
- the organization of LiU and ways and means of student influence;
- equal opportunities.
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 active participation in mandatory seminars and workshops, written assignments for the seminars, and an academic paper. 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
|GROU||Group Assignment||EC||1.5 credits|
|INTR||Introduction Lectures||EC||1.5 credits|
|PAPE||Research Paper||EC||3 credits|
|SEMI||Text seminar||EC||1.5 credits|
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