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2012/2013  KAN-2TIP  Topics in International Political Economy

English Title
Topics in International Political Economy

Course information

Language English
Exam ECTS 7.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Full Degree Master
Duration One Semester
Course period Spring
Time Table Please see course schedule at e-Campus
Study board
Study Board for BSc/MSc i International Business and Politics, MSc
Course coordinator
  • Morten Ougaard - Department for Business and Politics
Main Category of the Course
  • International Political Economy
Last updated on 30-08-2012
Learning objectives
After completing the course, students should be able to demonstrate:
  • A comprehensive knowledge of the issues, institutions, and actors involved in the topic in question,
  • knowledge and understanding of theories and concepts that are relevant to analysis of the issue,
  • ability to link the theories to the empirical material in a methodologically reflexive manner.
Type of test Oral with Written Assignment
Marking scale 7-step scale
Second examiner Second internal examiner
Exam period Summer Term
Aids Please, see the detailed regulations below
Duration 20 Minutes

Individual oral exam based on group assignment (max. 4 standard pages), 3-4 students per group. Overall assessment of assignment and oral performance.

Re-take if ordinary exam is failed: Individual oral exam (20 minutes)  based on individual revision of original assignment.

Make-up if ill when assignment is written: individual oral exam based on individual assignment (max. 2 standard pages).

Make-up if ill at oral exam: individual oral exam (20 minutes) based on same assignment in August.

Course content
The course focuses on a specialized topic in international political economy (for example but not limited to the politics of business standards, political risk, the politics of international finance, global growth strategies, or the management of international organizations). The course covers theories that are relevant to the analysis of the topic and empirical material.

The topic is decided by the Study Board and announced by the Board by the end of October. The topic can change from year to year and the Board can offer more than one topic in a year.
Teaching methods
Last updated on 30-08-2012