Contemporary Issues in International Governance, 7.5 credits (733A81)

Contemporary Issues in International Governance, 7.5 hp

Course description

How do we bridge the gap between theoretical concepts and frameworks, and the actual practices of international governance? This course is designed to focus closely and in depth on a limited set of contemporary issues of international governance – the issues at hand may differ from one edition of the course to another but have included climate change negotiations, the politics of migration in the EU, and global propaganda in the age of internet and social media. Thus the course offers deeper understanding of contemporary issues of international governance, from a practical and policy-oriented perspective, as well as from a theoretical point of view. 

Main field of study

Political Science

Level

Second cycle

Course type

Single subject course

Examiner

Per Jansson

Course coordinator

Per Jansson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson

Available for exchange students

Yes

Contact

Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus VOF
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 v201949-202003 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Autumn 2019 v201949-202003 English Linköping

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

Second cycle

Advancement level

A1X

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree (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 ECTS credits (3 semesters of full-time study) in the major subject is required, including a paper corresponding to approximately 10 weeks of study (15 ECTS credits), or equivalent.
Documented knowledge of English equivalent to Engelska B/Engelska 6.

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • demonstrate a deeper understanding of contemporary issues of international governance, from a practical and policy-oriented perspective, as well as from a theoretical point of view;
  • display the capacity to critically analyze specific problems of international governance, and to formulate alternative solutions.

Course content

The central themes of the course are:

  • the application of theories and concepts of international and European relations on contemporary issues in international governance;
  • the practice of international governance.

The course contents relates to the themes, discussions, and literature of the previous courses of the semester (International Governance and Civil Society; International Organizations: Theory and Practice).

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. 

Examination

The course is examined through mandatory seminars and workshops, a group assignment and presentation, and an individual essay.

Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

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.

Grades

ECTS, EC

Other information

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.

Department

Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
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SEM4 Seminars EC 3 credits
ASMT Individual Assignment EC 4.5 credits

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