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Courses for Incoming Exchange Students

Listed below you will find courses offered at the School of Global Studies for international students within exchange programs (Erasmus+ or bilateral agreements).

Free movers are welcome to apply for these courses via the Swedish University Admissions website.

At the Faculty webiste you will find additional information about the entire course offering for exchange students and how to apply.

For any queries regarding our exchange courses, contact our Student Office.

Autumn semester 2019

IR1111, Introduction to International Relations, 15 credits
This course introduces International Relations (IR) as a scientific subject and its historical background. The overall purpose of the course is to provide a broad overview of the different theoretical perspectives that have dominated IR as a subject since the beginning of the 20th century. The course begins with a comprehensive discussion about liberalism and realism, covering their contemporary expressions, such as neoliberal institutionalism and neorealism, as well as Marxist challenges, for example World-systems Theory and Critical Theory. The latter are addressed in the context of having challenged the dominating viewpoints within the theoretical IR debates very early on.

IR1112, Conflicts in the Global Order, 15 credits
The course discusses central concepts, theories and perspectives to understand conflicts in the global order. The first part is founded on three essential concepts: war, peace and security and their significance and development within International Relations. It will also cover different causes and expressions for organised crime, terrorism and conflicts in the international system, in relation to matters as identity, gender, access to resources, globalisation, social and political integration, militarisation and global power structures.

GS1115, Global Gender Studies: Perspectives on Sex and Gender, 15 credits
The course is an introduction to gender issues in a global perspective. You will become familiar with theories and concepts that can be used to understand and interpret sex and gender in a globalised world. We introduce and explore key concepts in gender studies, such as sex, gender, feminism, masculinity/femininity, queer, trans, heteronormativity and intersectionality. We will also give you an overview of the academic disciplines that have formulated and studied these concepts and how these subjects have related to development and globalisation processes.

GS1116, Global Gender Studies: Agency and Structure, 15 credits
Discussions about women and men as actors or victims of structures are constantly recurring. How to handle this question is a crucial challenge for feminist theory in our time. In this course you will learn to use theories of agency and structure in order to understand structural inequalities and how these may change. We challenge our understanding of gender and its framework, while studying a number of current global themes such as migration, nations, states and borders, conflicts, religion and security, trade and labour, and health and sexuality.

Spring semester 2020

GS1215, Global Gender Studies: Discourses and Theories on Power and Politics, 15 credits
The course develops perspectives on how colonialism and globalisation has inflected discourses on gender, class, sexuality, and ethnicity. We explore issues of emerging postcolonial, decolonial, and queer theories and practices, new strategies and forms of resistance and work for reparations. Concepts as globalisation, power, intersectionality, identity, queer, culture and agency will be dealt with. The aim is to make connections between theory and discourse and different societal spheres, such as politics, aid and everyday life.
Entrance requirements: Completed courses of 15 credits in Global Gender Studies or Gender Studies.

GS1216, Global Gender Studies: Political Economies and Space, 15 credits
The course focuses on political economies and the construction of gender, as well as gendered and globalised space. We focus on both current research and historical studies on gender, economy, resistance, labour and industry. We discuss how globalisation frames and produces discourses on gender and identity. The course further discusses the translocal context in relation to space, as a place where gender is constructed as well as a factor that shapes the globalised space.
Entrance requirements: Completed courses of 15 credits in Global Gender Studies or Gender Studies.

MU1625, Global Cities, 7,5 credits
Today, over half of the world’s population lives in cities and the need for academic research of the changing life in cities around the world is growing rapidly. In this course, we will examine how processes of globalisation are related to social, cultural, economic and political transformations in contemporary cities around the world. The characteristics of the modern city as well as alternative forms of urban development are discussed. Cities as nodes of transnational networks and the ecologically and socially sustainable city are covered.

GS1621, Global Studies: Key Concepts, 7,5 credits
The course will give you an introduction to a conceptual and empirical inquiry on globalisation from an interdisciplinary perspective including human ecology, peace and development studies, regional studies and social anthropology. We will introduce key concepts used to analyze the contemporary process of globalisation such as dis-embeddedness, homogenization, interconnectedness, mobility, mixing and re-embeddedness.



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