The objective of this module is:
To provide students with knowledge of selected topics and current issues within international relations.
To enable students to apply relevant theoretical perspectives to analyze and discuss key elements of international relations in relation to empirical cases and reflect on these on a scientific basis.
Students will be introduced to selected, current topics within the field of international relations. The module forms the basis for further empirical and theoretical analysis within the field in the project module of the semester.
central concepts, theories and academic debates in relation to selected, current topics within the field of international relations
key themes and cases within the field of international relations and various approaches to the study of these.
can identify and delimit a problem area based on an empirical and theoretical understanding of selected, current topics within the field of international relations
can apply 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
are able to reflect upon methodological implications of theoretical and empirical choices
can apply relevant theories of the field to empirical cases.
can identify, research, describe and analyze complex interdisciplinary questions relating to international relations
can reflect upon and analyse selected, current topics within the field of international relations
can communicate empirical and theoretical knowledge of the field in a clear and coherent manner
can reflect and argue on the basis of scientific knowledge
can communicate research findings to an academic audience in a succinct manner.
The module consists of lectures, discussions, exercises and student contributions.
|Name of exam||Topical Seminar 1st Semester|
|Type of exam|
Oral examThe examination for Topical Seminar I is an internally assessed individual oral examination. The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student and the examiners about a question posed within the syllabus of the module.
Duration of examination: 20 min, including grading and announcement of result.
|Type of grading||Internal examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Danish title||Topical Seminar 1st Semester|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of International Affairs|
|Department||Department of Politics and Society|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|