International Relations I Cycle Curriculum

International University of Sarajevo, Department of International Relations and Public Administration
International Relations Program, I Cycle Curriculum (2018 - 2019)

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Abbreviations: T= Teaching, P= Practice, ECTS credit No. of Courses 41
Total Credits Required for Graduation 240 Minimum ECTS Credits for Applied / Practical Component of the Curriculum 102
Total Credits of Electives 78 Elective Ratio 32.50%
  • 6 to 8 Program Electives are taken from junior, senior or graduate level courses in IR, HIST, LAW, POLS or SOC a sample list is given below.
  • 3 Free Elective courses are taken from any program in any faculty.
  • 2 Language Elective courses are taken from the list of language courses provided (can not be the student's mother language)
  • Work placement/Internship is typically practiced in summer for a period of at least 25 work days, amounting to a mimimum of 150 hours.
  • In exceptional cases only, Faculty council may make a decision for a student bypass a prerequisite for any course
Table 3: 

Program Electives for International Relations

CodeTitlePrerequisitesTPECTS
IR331Diplomatic HistoryJunior Standing 316
IR332European Union Foreign and Security PolicyJunior Standing 306
IR333Turkish Foreign PolicyJunior Standing 306
IR334US Foreign PolicyJunior Standing 306
IR335Middle-East and North Africa in World PoliticsJunior Standing 306
IR336Africa in World PoliticsJunior Standing 306
IR337Russian and Post-Soviet PoliticsJunior Standing 306
IR339Latin America in World PoliticsJunior Standing 306
IR341Special Topics in Asian PoliticsJunior Standing 306
IR461Conflict AnalysisSenior Standing 306
IR462Ethnicity and Ethnic ConflictsSenior Standing 306
IR463Migration, Refugees and DiasporasSenior Standing 306
IR464Studies in GenocideSenior Standing 306
IR465Political Violence and TerrorismSenior Standing 306
IR466Civil-Military RelationsSenior Standing 306
IR467Energy SecuritySenior Standing 306
IR471Economic DiplomacySenior Standing 306
IR472Human RightsSenior Standing 306
IR474Gender in International RelationsSenior Standing 306
IR475Ethics in International PoliticsSenior Standing 306
IR476 Global Environmental IssuesSenior Standing 306
IR477Conspiracy Theories in International RelationsSenior Standing 306
IR478Islam in World PoliticsSenior Standing 306
IR491Graduation ProjectLast semester, CGPA > 2.5 012
ECON200History of Economic ThoughtECON112 306
ECON404International Monetary SystemECON112 306
ECON454Islamic EconomicsECON112 306
ECON462Comparative Economic SystemsECON112 306
LAW230Legal History of Balkans 305
HIST309Social and Economic History of EuropeSenior Standing 226
HIST313History of the Middle EastJunior Standing 226
HIST361History of the United StatesJunior Standing 226
LAW113Theory of the State and Law 306
LAW122History of the European Union 216
POLS101Introduction to Philosophy 306
POLS211Politics and the Media 306
POLS212Political Participation 306
POLS223Nations, Ethnicities and Ideologies 306
POLS301Political Philosophy 226
POLS302Contemporary Political ThoughtPOLS301 306
POLS304Politics in BiH 306
POLS407Politics and Governance in the BalkansSenior Standing 306
POLS412Issues in Turkish PoliticsSenior Standing 306
SOC201Social Theory 226
SOC351Political SociologyJunior Standing 306
SOC404New Social MovementsSenior Standing 306
  • Junior standing: The students must have completed at least 108 ECTS successfully.
  • Senior standing: The students must have completed at least 168 ECTS successfully. 
  • IR491 : If the senior student does not have CGPA > 2.5, s/he will take 2 more program electives

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