Political Science A, International Politics 7.5 Credits

Statsvetenskap A, Internationell politik
First cycle, S0008N
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2018 Sp 1 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 28 Feb 2007

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 15 Jun 2018

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
Political Science
Subject group (SCB)
Political Science
Main field of study
Political Science

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on final school grades or Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test.

Course Aim
The aim of the course of international politics is to focuse and analyse on questions of wars and also international aspirations of peace.

The first part of the course analyses the different actors who coexist on the international level and deals with issues, such as what goals the most important actors, i. e. different states, have and which methods they use to achieve them. Following that, the course presents key theories in the study of international relations. The course ends with an analysis of past and present occurrences on the international arena.

Teaching consists of lectures and seminars.

A written exam and a written as well as orally presented assignment. The written exam will be graded Fail, Pass or Pass with Honour. The assignment will be graded Fail or Pass.

Students must register for the courses themselves or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Simon Matti

Transition terms
The course S0008N is equal to IES343

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
Nye, Joseph (2011). Att förstå internationella konflikter. Malmö: Liber. (Bearbetad av Fredrik Bynander).
Gustavsson, Jakob & Tallberg, Jonas (red). (2014). Internationella relationer. 3:e uppl. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Sanne, Marika (2000) Skrivråd för statsvetare. Lund: Studentlitteratur.
Artiklar tillkommer

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

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Study guidance
Study guidance for the course is to be found in our learning platform Canvas before the course starts. Students applying for single subject courses get more information in the Welcome letter. You will find the learning platform via My LTU.