International Organizations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course and a take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


  • civil society, private and public international organizations, including non-governmental organizations, social movements, and their significance to the international society.


  • understanding and describing the role of international organizations in the international society
  • understanding, describing and analyzing the structure and work processes of international organizations.


  • working with relevant theories for analyzing organizational and institutional issues
  • selecting and describing relevant methods for analyzing and describing organizational issues

  • communicating ideas and arguments on organizational and institutional issues in a well- argued and articulate academic written and spoken language.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examInternational Organizations
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is a take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a maximum of twelve pages.
The assignment paper will be evaluated by the examiner; in case of a fail grade, the assignment paper will also be evaluated by an internal censor.
Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternationale organisationer
Module codeBALISE201823
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