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Gateway to Global Affairs

Course
2016-2017

Admission requirements

This course serves as the introductory course for the minor Global Affairs and can thus only be followed as part of the minor or the track. The minor is accessible for bachelor students who have obtained their ‘propedeuse’ and have a keen interest in global affairs, but the level of teaching is most suitable for third-year students, particularly of Political Science, Public Administration, Law and International Studies. If there are any uncertainties about the suitability of your programme and profile to the minor, please do not hesitate to send an email to globalaffairs@cdh.leidenuniv.nl.

Description

This course serves as the introductory course for the minor Global Affairs and can thus only be followed as part of the minor or the track. The minor is accessible for bachelor students who have obtained their ‘propedeuse’ and have a keen interest in global affairs, but the level of teaching is most suitable for third-year students, particularly of Political Science, Public Administration, Law and International Studies. If there are any uncertainties about the suitability of your programme and profile to the minor, please do not hesitate to send an email to globalaffairs@cdh.leidenuniv.nl.

Course objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • to familiarise the students with the functioning of the major nations and institutions of the 21st century globalised world

  • to allow students to acquaint themselves with the nexus between theory and practice

  • to confront students with the political, legal and moral questions which decision-makers in multilateral as well as national contexts are presented with every day

  • to provide students with a good foundation for the rest of the minor.*

Timetable

To be announced by OSC staff.
On the Global Affairs frontpage of the E-guide you will find a link to the timetable.

Mode of instruction

The modes of instruction for this course, although they are not set in stone, will include lectures by the instructor, (moderated) discussions and debates and guest lectures. Seeing as this course will only take three weeks, it will be very intensive and demanding.

Course Load

The total study load for this course is 140 hours, consisting of:
14 hours for attending lectures
126 hours studying – work on assignments*

Assessment method

2 Essays
Short essay (29%)
Long Essay (71%)

You can find more information about date and location assessments in the timetable.
Details for submitting papers (deadlines) are posted on Blackboard.

On the Global Affairs frontpage of the E-guide you will find a link to the timetable, uSis and Blackboard.

Resit
Students will be permitted to resit an examination if they have taken the first sit and have a mark lower than 5.5 or with permission of the Board of Examiners.

Resit written exam

Students that want to take part in a resit for a written exam, are required to register via uSis. Use the activity number that can be found on the ‘timetable exams’.

Rules and Regulations:
Re-sit rule: In order to sit in the re-sit, you need to take the first exam. If you are absent in the first exam, you will not be able to sit in the re-sit.
Late hand in penalty: (0,5 minus per day, and after seven days we do not accept any longer papers
Compensation rules: Only assessments with the weight of 30% and higher are compensable.*

Blackboard

Yes

Reading list

TBA.

Registration

To be announced by OSC staff.

Contact

Prof. Mr. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer

Remarks

This course can only be taken as part of the minor Global Affairs.