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SOPT0002 Introduction to International Relations, 5 op 
Koodi SOPT0002  Voimassaolo 01.01.1950 -
Nimi Introduction to International Relations  Lyhenne Introduction to 
Laajuus5 op  Vanhenemisaika  
TyyppiPerusopinnot Oppiaine0304 Kansainvälinen oikeus 
LajiOpintojakso  Tuntimäärä  
Opinto-oikeus   ArvosteluHyväksytty, hylätty, arvosanat 1-5 
Suositeltu suoritusaika 
Vastuuyksikkö Yhteiskuntatieteiden tiedekunta 

Opintokohteen yleinen oppimateriaali:
Tekijä Nimike Vuosi Pakollinen Saatavuus
     Stephen McGlinchey  International relations    Pakollinen Saatavuus
     Stephen McGlinchey  International Relations Theory    Pakollinen Saatavuus


After completion of the course the student is able to
- demonstrate an understanding of the nature of International Relations as a scientific discipline
- identify key theoretical differences within the discipline of International Relations
- explain the utilities of International Relations for the interpretation of the root causes and consequences of contemporary political problems and phenomena.


The course focuses on the historical origins and development of the discipline of International Relations. The lectures will give historical context to that development and explain the limits and potentials of International Relations for addressing the major problems of international politics today.

Toteutus ja työmuodot 

Lectures (16 hours). Independent work.

Vaadittavat suoritukset 

Lecture attendance and a written assignment.

Lisätietoja kirjallisuudesta ja muusta materiaalista 

Stephen McGinchley (ed.) (2017) International Relations.
Stephen McGinchley, Rosie Walters, Christian Scheinpflug (eds) (2017) International Relations Theory.
Both available and free to download at target=_blank>https://www.e-ir.info/publications/.


Fail: Performance is highly deficient or erroneous. The work may be based on serious misunderstandings.

Sufficient and satisfactory (1-2): Performance is lacking in scope, superficial, or corresponds poorly to the assignment. The author merely lists things out of context or addresses them one-sidedly. The work may contain errors or obscurities.

Good and very good (3-4): Performance corresponds to the assignment, manifesting comprehension and a skill to analyse and justify. The author has addressed the issue comprehensively. The work may contain some deficiencies.

Excellent (5): Performance delineates an extensive whole and the author can apply knowledge in a multifaceted way or place it in various contexts. The work manifests independency and insight, and it is a flawless entity that involves justified thinking or critical contemplation. The work is well written and implemented.


1. period.


Recommended for 1st year students.


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