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World Politics (LUC)

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Major requirements:

Major requirements (85 EC):

  • 15 EC: at least three out of the four 100-level courses (Introduction to IR and Diplomacy, Introduction to Globalisation and Transnational Politics, Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies or Birth of the Modern World;

  • 15 EC in methodology courses to include Political Research Design;

  • 45 EC within the WP major, including at least four 300-level courses and one General Knowledge course;

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


Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Qualitative Research Methods 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
European Integration 5
Nations and Nationalism 5
Political Islam in the Middle East 5
Power in World Politics 5
Political Research Design 5
Cultural & Visual Analysis 5
Anthropology of Gender and Sexuality 5
Conflict and Democracy 5
Ethics of Contemporary War 5
Gender & Development 5
Historical Research Methods: International History in the Twentieth Century 5
Studies in War: From the Crimea to the Second World War 5
An American Century? US Foreign Relations from 1898 to the Present 5
Foundational Texts in World Politics 5
Gender, Media and Conflict 5
International and Regional Organisations in World Politics 5
Political Philosophy: Freedom, Equality, Power and Justice 5
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 5
Historical Research Methods: The Environment 5
Political Philosophy: From Machiavelli to Marx 5
Security, Diplomacy, Mediation: Practitioners' Perspectives 5
Studies in Conflict: From Algeria to Iraq 5


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