IR305 International Organisations

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR305 International Organisations 3 1 6 Tuesday 13.00-14.50; Thursday 11.00-11.50
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Kristian L. Nielsen Office Hours / Room / Phone
E-mail knielsen@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives The course aims to familiarize students with the concepts and rationales behind the existence of Global Governance, to explain the importance and roles of International Organizations in world politics, and provide students with a basic understanding of the scope of International Organizations.
Textbook "Gutner, T. 2016. International Organizations in World Politics. CQ Press. Revised Edition. Hurd, I. 2017. International Organizations: Politics, Law, Practice (3rd ed.). Cambridge University Press. Heywood, A. 2014. Global Politics. (2nd ed.). Palgrave-MacMillan.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Define relevant concepts relating to International Organizations and global governance
  2. Describe and discuss international Organisations as distinct from regimes and institutions
  3. Identify the role of major international organisations in dealing with a range of global issues
  4. Apply theories and ideas discussed in the readings and lectures to specific issues
Teaching Methods Lecturing, powerpoint presentations, seminars and discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Course introduction Hurd, ch. 1; Gutner, ch. 1
Week 2 Historical reflections Hurd, ch. 1; Gutner, ch. 1
Week 3 Theories of International Organizations + Quiz 1 Gutner, ch. 2
Week 4 The United Nations I - collective security Hurd, ch. 3+4
Week 5 International justice I - laws between states Heywood, ch. 14; Hurd, ch. 8
Week 6 International justice II - individual human rights Heywood, ch. 13+15
Week 7 Midterm exam
Week 8 International justice III - the laws of war Hurd, ch. 9; Gutner, ch. 4
Week 9 The United Nations II - cooperation and social progress Hurd, ch. 7; Heywood, ch. 15
Week 10 Economic governance Hurd ch. 5+6
Week 11 Economic governance II + Quiz 2 Hurd ch. 5+6
Week 12 Regional organisations in Europe Hurd, ch. 10
Week 13 Regional organisations in other parts of the world Gutner, ch. 12
Week 14 Climate change + Quiz 3 Heywood, ch. 16
Week 15 Final review, questions, discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Quizzes 3 5 1, 2
Punctual attendance 15
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Midterm Exam 8 1 8
Individual Learning 6 14 84 Final Exam 16 1 16
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 21/02/2020
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