Course code EDS377

EDS377 Foreign Policy

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Course responsible: Kirsti Stuvøy
Teachers: Tomohiro Harada
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel, .
Course frequency: Not offered in 2022/2023
First time: Study year 2012-2013
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Foreign policy is a strategy that allow states to address various interests in international relations. Combining a discussion on theoretical and historical perspectives, this course will introduce key concepts in the study of foreign policy and the schools of thought that frame foreign policy strategies. Through the examination of case studies, the students will be able to understand how great powers and small states use foreign policy to achieve economic, political and national security objectives. We will explore how diplomacy and decision making function through foreign policy to address complex issues of global governance, security and various domestic and international agendas.
Learning outcome:

1. The students will obtain a deeper understanding of foreign politics.

2. The students will be able to explain the role of diplomacy and foreign policy as tools of power.

3. The students will gain an understanding of diffrent foreign policies, and will be able to discuss the diffrence between foreign policies of superpowers vs. regional and small powers.

Learning activities:
Lectures, seminars, discussions
Syllabus and course schedule will be available in Canvas, in due time before course start.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:

To be eligible for a grade in the course the student must:

1. Understand the principles of academic integrity and have submitted a signed plagiarism declaration.

2. Participate 75% of the lectures.

3. Be present, participate and pass all class assignments, exercises and seminars as specified by the main teacher at the beginning of the semester.

Term paper (15 pages) counts 50%, and final written exam counts 50% of final grade. Exam and term paper must be written in English
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Minimum requirements for entrance to higher education in Norway (generell studiekompetanse)
Type of course:
26 lecturing hours, 22 seminar hours, 202 hours for individual reading and writing of termpaper. Toal hours of work load: 250 hours.
External sensor will evalauate the grading methods
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades