Course Information
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CoordinatorMiltiadis Sarigiannidis
Course ID100001257

Programme of Study: UPS School of Law (2015-today)

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Unified OrientationExchangeWinter-5

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • General Knowledge
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the module, a student will be able to: - Recognize his/her role and responsibilities as global citizen, and of the consequences of his/her lifestyle choices upon global issues. - Critically filter manipulated input provided by control mechanisms such as media, state propaganda etc. - Build up a cosmopolitan identity, by realising common problems and values. - Be able to conduct and test interdisciplinary research within the field of international studies. - Associate legal and political concepts and arguments.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
Focusing on the realities of politics in a rapidly globalizing world, International Relations covers the latest developments in global welfare and global conflict. The course encourages the students to think critically about the shape of international relations in the coming years and to explore the global agenda. Apart from analyzing both historical and contemporary trends and developments, using theoretical paradigms and analytical tools from the main theoretical approaches in International Relations (i.e. realism, neorealism, liberalism, neoliberalism, critical approaches), there are several challenging issues to focus on, using relevant case studies. Topics on interest include: international conflicts, the changing face of terrorism, warfare, and approaches to peace, foreign policy decision-making and diplomacy, the role of international organizations and of non-state actors, the importance of human rights, and the re-emergence of nationalism and religion.
Educational Material Types
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Written assigments
Student Assessment
Assessment is based on essay writing (50%) and written examination (50%). A list of essay topics will be provided in class. Students are expected to write an essay of 2.000 words and submit it by the end of the semester. At the end of the semester students will sit written examination. Please take notice that neither oral exams nor resit exams in case of failure are offered.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Chris Brown (2005) Understanding International Relations 3rd edn revised & updated London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2005
Additional bibliography for study
John Baylis, Steve Smith & Patricia Owens (eds), The Globalization of World Politics, 6th edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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