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Strategic Studies



This course introduces the students to the main concepts, theories and debates in the field of strategic studies. It will address the history of strategic thought going back to the nineteenth century. It aims to, furthermore, elaborate on the main ideas on the causes and conduct of war and the frameworks and theories that have been developed to understand and dissect the versatile phenomenon of war in the modern period.

Methods of Instruction


Study Material

The course syllabus will be made available via Blackboard before the start of the course.


The details of the examination will be announced at the start of the course.


Friday 31 October until 19 December, 11.00-13.00 hrs in 1A01 (except 28 November will be in 1A09)

Admission requirements

Basic knowledge of Political Science is required to take this course. This implies that you have followed at least 10 ECTS of courses on government and politics.


Exchange and Study Abroad students, please see the Prospective students website for information on how to

Minor students, please see the tab meer info for information on how to apply.

Students that take this course as an elective are required to register in uSis before 27 October 2014.