Course Description

Course Name

Introduction to International Relations

Session: VPGS1324

Hours & Credits

6 ECTS Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description
This course introduces the student to the history, theories, and practical side of International Relations. Though the term “International Relations” is often the term of preference to describe these three component areas, it is a misnomer, as the field covers and is concerned with sub-state, sub-national, supra-state, supra-national, and nontraditional political actors. These aspects shall also be covered in the course.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Understand the history of the development of the field of International Relations;
  • Understand the differences and relationships between the most prominent schools of thought in
  • International Relations;
  • Understand and be able to use various theories of International Relations to analyze and debate real world
  • events, both past and present;
  • Develop academic writing skills, use proper citations for research papers;
  • Lead and engage in discussion with peers.

*Course content subject to change