Introduction to International Studies Project


Prerequisite for participation in the module

To participate in the module, students are required to have submitted the portfolios from the modules the ‘20th and 21st Century World History’ and ‘Introduction to International Studies: Disciplines, Issues and Approaches.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module is comprised of problem-oriented project work within the field of International Studies.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • a defined topic within the field of international studies on the basis of a written project. The topic will derive from the project courses of the semester.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • identifying and delimiting a problem in the international studies field.
  • analyzing and understanding social and/or cultural phenomena in the modern and contemporary international environment
  • addressing the significance of important political, cultural, and social events in 20th and 21st century global history
  • organizing relevant data and research material in an manner appropriate to the first year of bachelor study to address significant problems in 20th and 21st century world history.
  • using relevant digital resources to conduct research in the at large international studies field.


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • negotiating individual and group interests in research processes to adress problems in the 20th and 21st century
  • identifying relevant theories and academic disciplines for addressing a defined problem within international studies
  • communicating ideas, arguments, and research results about a defined issue within International Studies in an academic spoken and written English.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInternational Studies Project
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
An oral examination based on the students’ written work, whether prepared individually or in cooperation with others. The group will be jointly responsible for the project report or other written work undertaken jointly. The project report constitutes the basis for the examination and assessment, and an overall assessment of the project and the oral performance will be made. At oral group examinations, the examination must be conducted in such a way that individual assessment of each individual student’s performance is ensured, cf. the Examination Order, section 4, subsection 2.

The examination will take the form of a conversation between the student(s), the examiner and the censor on the basis of the project report written by the student(s); the project report must not exceed 15 pages per student for group projects and 20 pages for individual projects.

During the examination, the student(s) must demonstrate knowledge, skills, and competencies in accordance with the learning objectives of the module. The prescribed examination duration is 20 minutes per student and 10 minutes per group for deliberations and grading; however, the maximum duration for large groups is two hours, and the maximum duration of an individual examination is 30 minutes.

Any re-examinations will be held in accordance with the above guidelines on the basis of a revised project report.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleProjekt i introduktion til internationale studier
Module codeBALISE2202
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerBachelor of Arts (BA) in Language and International Studies, English
Study BoardStudy Board of International and Cross‐Cultural Studies
DepartmentDepartment of Culture and Learning
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities