Translation of the Swedish course syllabus 
Theories of International Relations, 7.5 credits
(Teorier om internationella relationer, C, 7,5 högskolepoäng)
Course code: 1107ST
Subject area: Political Science
Main field of study: Political Science
Academic school: School of Social Sciences
Disciplinary domain: Social Sciences 100%
Grading scale: AF
Education cycle: First-cycle (Bachelor)
Course level: C (supplementary)
Progressive specialisation: G2F (First cycle. Entry requirements: minimum 60 credits from first-cycle courses)
Language of instruction: English
Valid from: HT 2018 (autumn semester)

1. Validation

This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for Social Sciences at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

2. Entry requirements

English B and 60 credits in Political Science or International Relations or the equivalent

3. Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:
· orally and in writing demonstrate familiarity with different theories about international relations and their empirical applicability
· orally and in writing demonstrate an understanding of the dynamics and processes of international relations and the impact of different factors
· orally and in writing relate theoretical concerns to different case studies and fields of specialisation within the study of international relations
· orally and in writing formulate theoretically and empirically relevant research questions within the study of international relations.

4. Course content, modules and examinations

This course is about the theory, practice and dynamics of international relations. The core theoretical perspectives in international relations, and their opponents, are discussed. The course also gives an opportunity for specialisation within international relations, such as conflict resolution, globalisation, international cooperation, international administration and bureaucracy, and foreign policy decision-making. The course is a useful theoretical preparation for writing a C-level essay within the field of international relations.

  • International Relations, 7,5 credits
    (Internationella relationer, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

  • 1001, International Relations, 7,5 credits
    (Internationella relationer, 7.5 högskolepoäng)
    Grades permitted: A/B/C/D/E/F

5. Course design

Lectures and seminars.

6. Examination format

Written assignments, mandatory seminars, and a final essay.
 The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate for compensatory support from Södertörn University, the examiner may decide on an adapted examination or alternative examination form in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

7. Reading list

If there are changes in the reading list between semesters, a new list for the next semester is to be validated no later than July 15 and December 15 respectively.
Valid from Valid to Decision date Decision board
HT 2018HT 20182018-05-23Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
VT 2019VT 20192018-11-28Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
HT 2019HT 20192019-05-22Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
VT 2020VT 20202019-11-05Ämnesrådet för Statsvetenskap
HT 20202020-05-06Ämnesrådet för statsvetenskap

8. Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

9. Other stipulations
Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1061ST, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).