|The Politics and Economics of International Relations, 8 ECTS Credits|
|AIM OF THE COURSE|
|On completion of the course, the student will be able to
- display a good 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,
- adhere to academic criteria such as writing style, reference and
citation styles, and objectivity,
- critically analyse problems and to present coherent analyses.
|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 is by means of lectures, to provide an overview of the readings and issues at hand, seminars, which allow further possibilities for reflection and discussion, and workshops. Students are also expected to actively participate and take responsibility for their studies through individual reading and analyses of books, journal articles, internet sources etc. through library studies, and through discussions and debates. Language of instruction: English.
|The course is examined through a combination of seminar papers, group exercises, presentations, and home writing tasks.
Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.
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).
The programme provides advanced level studies for students of political science, economics, history, sociology, and other social sciences as well as for students with other disciplinary backgrounds who can demonstrate an ability to develop their potential in the topic.
|The course is graded according to the ECTS grading scale A-F|
|The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.|
|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.