Introduction to International Studies: Theories and Methods


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises relevant coursework and an examination portfolio.

Learning objectives


  • basic theories and methods within the field of International Studies, including knowledge of International Studies as an interdisciplinary field and of the disciplines which constitute it
  • methodological and theoretical approaches to basic concepts within the field of International Studies, the main target areas of International Studies, including the emergence of the international community and the conditions for the co-existence of nations, regions, and cultures

  • problems central to the social and political life of the international society, international institutions, and international human rights.




  • communicating knowledge on the above-mentioned issues in a clear, structured, and comprehensible manners.


  • using basic theoretical and empirical knowledge for analyzing and working on a concrete issue within the field of International Studies.

Extent and expected workload




Name of examIntroduktion til internationale studier: teorier og metoder
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 and has participated actively in course activities. The requirements for the contents of the portfolio will be determined by the course lecturer at the start of the semester.
The portfolio 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 titleIntroduktion til internationale studier: teorier og metoder
Module codeBALISE20183
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