Content, progress and pedagogy of the
The objective of this module is:
- To provide students with knowledge on traditional theories of
international relations (IR) such as realism or liberalism as well
as theories of international political economy (IPE).
- To provide students with knowledge on new approaches to IR and
IPE. This includes alternative theories as well as critical
approaches, i.e. extended versions of traditional
- To enable students to discuss key elements of IR and IPE
theories in relation to empirical cases.
- In the lectures, students will work with the history and
development of the field. The main theoretical approaches to
international relations will be presented and discussed.
Furthermore, students will be introduced to alternative approaches.
The module will form the basis for further theoretical and
practical work within the field in the project module of the
- possess knowledge of theories and practices within the field of
international relations and can reflect on these on a scientific
- possess knowledge and understanding of themes within the field
of international relations and various approaches to the study of
- can apply their knowledge within the module’s subject areas to
select theories that serve the analytical purpose and at the same
time remain critical to these theories.
- can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific
Type of instruction
The module consists of lectures and seminars, exercises and
The module shares exams withGRS004