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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.


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Women, Human Rights and World Religions 5
Introduction to Globalization and Transnational Politics 5
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 5
Introduction to Gender Studies 5
Birth of the Modern World 5
Introduction to International Relations & Diplomacy 5


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


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Diplomacy of International Conflict 5
Regional Trends: Political Transitions in Africa 5
Researching Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism 5
History & Politics of Global Migration 5
Public Diplomacy: History, Theory, Practice 5
Regional Trends: Contemporary Russian Politics and Security 5
Systems Thinking in Peace-building, Development and Public Health 5
Global Political Economy 5
Regional Trends: History of the Middle East 5
Studies in Conflict: From Algeria to Iraq 5
Vulnerability, Gender and the Ethics of Care 5
Ethics of Contemporary War 5
Feminist Philosophy 5
Regional Trends: The EU and Its Neighbourhood 5
Regional Trends: The Rise of China 5
Religion in World Politics 5
Totalitarianism 5