Contemporary International Conflicts


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a relevant coursework, discussion sessions, and an individual portfolio.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • select contemporary and/or recent historical international conflicts.



The student must attain

Skills in:

  • analyzing and reflecting on the significance of contemporary international conflicts
  • comprehending the context, causes, and dynamics of contemporary international conflicts
  • using digital resources (for example archives, databases, journalistic sources, social media platforms) to gather information on ongoing international conflicts. 


The student must attain

Competencies in:

  • discussing and analyzing a range of important contemporary international conflicts.


Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examContemporary International Conflicts
Type of exam
Written exam
Written exam (individual)

The examination is an individual exam portfolio; the content of the portfolio must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives 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 instructor at the start of the semester.

The assignment paper 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
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleNutidens internationale konflikter
Module codeBALISE2213
Module typeCourse
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