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Course module: 202100286
International Relations Theories
Course info
Course module202100286
Credits (ECTS)4
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Contact persondr. J. Jezdimirovic Ranito
dr. J. Jezdimirovic Ranito
Contactperson for the course
dr. J. Jezdimirovic Ranito
Academic year2021
Starting block
RemarksATLAS Elective (semester 4 and 6 )
Application procedure-
Registration using OSIRISYes
"At the end of course student will should be able to:
  1. Discuss on the basic/intermediate level the main IR paradigms
  2. Apply paradigms and theories to everyday contexts
  3. Critically assess theories when justifying/supporting their own arguments
  4. Structure cohesive arguments
  5. Make good summaries of reading materials
  6. Write longer research papers"

This is an introductory course of International Relations (IR) Theories. We will explore a wide range of theories, from classical Realism and Idealism to more contemporary approaches like Feminism, Post-positivism, and Post-colonialism. We will also cover also topics such as Globalization, Development and Environmentalism. You’ll gain generally knowledge of a wide range of IR paradigms and at the end ,you’ll understand how much you still have to learn. Even though this is a course about theories, the approach we will use isn pragmatic. To fully understand the application of the theories, we will use practical examples: critically assessing movies- looking how we can use theories as a lenst when analyzing them, to reading research papers, newspapers and listening to guest lectures. The learning approach we will use is the flipped classroom. That means that you’ll have to prepare weekly readings and watch the assigned movies to be able to contribute toin class debates. This class is writing intensive, and it will prepare you to write longer research papers. In May, there will be a workshop on academic writing: editing, using your deliveries of a comprehensive draft to help you improve your editing skills. At the end of the course, besides understanding IR theories, you’ll acquire/ further develop other academic competencies (arguing, critical thinking, writing/editing, presentation).

External students who are interested in this elective: please contact

Participating study
Bachelor Technology and Liberal Arts & Sciences
Required materials
Recommended materials
Instructional modes
Presence dutyYes

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