International Organizations


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The module comprises a course and an individual take-home assignment.

Learning objectives


The student must attain

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • international governmental and non-governmental organizations (for example, the EU, UN, international rights organizations, or other regional organizations such as ASEAN, African Union, etc.), social movement organizations and their significance for internationalsociety.


The student must attain

Skills in:

  • understanding and describing the role of international organizations in world politics
  • describing and analyzing the structure and function processes of international and transnational organizations.



The student must attain

Competencies in:

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  • critically discussing important significant issues related to major international organizations
  • using relevant theories to comprehend issues related to international and transnational organizations.

Type of instruction

Please see § 17 in the curriculum.



Name of examInternational Organizations
Type of exam
Written exam
The examination is an individual take-home assignment; the content of the assignment must demonstrate that the student has achieved the above-mentioned learning objectives. The exact content of the assignment will be determined by the course instructor at the start of the semester. The assignment paper must comprise a maximum of twelve pages

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 assignment paper.
Permitted aids
All written and all electronic aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleInternationale organisationer
Module codeBALISE2223
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