The course can be completed as part of either the bachelor’s or master’s programme, or the 25/35 cr module. Restrictions on participation will be announced in the annual teaching programme.
Students will perceive the world as a whole and will be able to analyse its internal power currents. Qualifications for the proficient handling of theoretical questions will be improved. By writing an essay, students will strive to orientate themselves for research.
Familiarisation with a quickly developed research track, and the global and transnational history of today
Study method is online examination in Examinarium. First enroll in WebOodi. Then make the time and place reservation in Examinarium: https://guide.student.helsinki.fi/en/article/taking-exams-examinarium-electronic-exam-rooms
Literature required for the literature examination
Four books must be selected:
· Barry Buzan & George Lawson: The Global Transformation. History, Modernity and the Making of International Relations
· Klaus Dodds, Merje Kuus & Joanna Sharp (eds.): The Ashgate Research Companion to Critical Geopolitics
· David Held & Anthony McGrew: Globalization / Anti-Globalization, Beyond the Great Divide (2nd ed.)
· Pierre-Yves Saunier: Transnational History
· Alexander Wendt: Social Theory of International Politics
Books to be used for the essays (others may also be used as agreed):
· David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt & Jonathan Perraton: Global Transformations. Politics, Economics and Culture
· Jeremy Black: Geopolitics and the Quest for Dominance
· Johanna Kantola & Johanna Valenius (eds.): Toinen maailmanpolitiikka
· Bo Stråth: Europe’s Utopia of Peace 1815, 1919, 1951
On a scale of 0 to 5. All completed studies will be taken into consideration, while self-assessment is promoted.
a) Course implemented as contact and/or online teaching, including literature and assignments
b) Supervised independent written assignments
c) Literature examination
-Completion methods will be annually specified in the teaching programme.