International Relations: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework, discussion sessions, and a portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • central courses of events within the development of International Relations in the 20th and 21st centuries such as the Second World War and the ensuing development in European collaboration, transatlantic collaboration and the Cold War, the challenge of the American dominance at the beginning of the 21st century, the fall of the Eastern Bloc and the spread of liberalism.


  • communicating knowledge within the development of International Relations in the 20th and 21st centuries in a clear, well-structured and comprehensible manner
  • discussing concrete processes, events, and phenomena within the field of International Relations in the 20th and 21st centuries.


  • contributing to the elucidation and discussion of the relationship between language, identity, and power, on the basis of relevant knowledge.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examThe History of International Relations in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives that the student has achieved the above- mentioned learning objectives and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised exam portfolio.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternationale relationers historie gennem det 20. og 21. a╠Őrhundrede
Module codeBALISE201813
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Language and International Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Global Studies
FacultyThe Faculty of Humanities