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14.5.2020 at 09:00 - 3.6.2020 at 23:59



The course is compulsory for students of the Study Track in World Politics.

Basic studies in politics, the media and communication

After completing the course, students will be familiar with the central theoretical research approaches in world politics and understand their weaknesses and strengths, as well as be able to connect them with the broader frame of the philosophy of science.

First period of the second year of studies

The course examines the most important theoretical trends and methodological principles in the study of world politics. The course familiarises students with central questions and problems in world politics from the perspective of both the traditional study of international politics, as well as peace and conflict studies and global political economy.

Baylis, J & Smith, S & Owens, P (eds.) The Globalization of World Politics: An Introduction to International Relations (5th, 6th or 7th edition) and research articles separately announced during the course

Graded on a scale of 0 to 5 (0=fail, 1=pass, 2=satisfactory, 3=good, 4=very good, 5=excellent)

Instructions for examinations

  • Faculty examinations re held in Porthania.
  • Faculty examinations begin at 9.00. Students must arrive by 9.30 and may leave no earlier than 9.30.
  • Students may take only writing utensils with them to their seats (no bags etc.). No programmable calculators or dictionaries are allowed.
  • Mobile phones must be switched off.
  • Examination answers must be returned to the invigilator in the examination envelope.
  • Students must provide proof of identity when submitting their answers.

Compulsory lecture course and required literature will be specified during the course, to be examined in connection with the course. If all student places are taken, students of other degree programmes can complete the course by taking a book examination.