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World Politics (LUC)

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Major requirements:

  • 15 EC: the choice of three out of the four 100-level major core track courses (Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy, Introduction Globalisation and Transnational Politics, Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies, and/or Birth of the Modern World);

  • 15 EC: methodology courses, to include Political Research Design;

  • 5 EC: one of the General Knowledge courses;

  • 40 EC: within the World Politics major, including at least four 300-level courses;

  • 10 EC: Capstone

Note: students need to take at least 20 EC worth of courses at the 300-level within the World Politics Major to be able to graduate.


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to Gender Studies 5
Introduction to Globalization and Transnational Politics 5
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 5
Birth of the Modern World 5
Introduction to International Relations & Diplomacy 5


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Qualitative Research Methods 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
Nations and Nationalism 5
Political Islam in the Middle East 5
Thinking about Politics: Power and Sovereignty 5
Political Research Design 5
Cultural & Visual Analysis 5
Power in World Politics 5
Ethics of Contemporary War 5
Gender & Development 5
Gender, Media and Conflict 5
International and Regional Organisations in World Politics 5
Political Philosophy 5
Studies in War: From the Crimea to the Second World War 5
An American Century? The United States in the World since 1898 5
Foundational Texts in World Politics 5
Historical Methods: Transnational LGBT Activism since the 1970s 5
Studies in Conflict: From Algeria to Iraq 5
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality 5
Conflict and Democracy 5
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 5
Historical Methods: International History in the Twentieth Century 5
Security, Diplomacy, Mediation: Practitioners' Perspectives 5


Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Diplomacy of International Conflict 5
Feminist Theory 5
History & Politics of Global Migration 5
Regional Trends: The Rise of China 5
Researching Radicalisation & Counter-Extremism 5
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
Public Diplomacy: History, Theory, Practice 5
Regional Trends: EU and Its Neighbours 5
Religion in World Politics 5
Designing Policy Interventions: Peacebuilding, Development and Public Health 5
Regional Trends: Contemporary Russian Politics and Security 5
The Lusophone South Atlantic 5
Vulnerability, Gender and the Ethics of Care 5
The International Politics of Climate Change 5
Totalitarianism 5