Study programme 2020-2021Français
Theory and questions of International Relations
Programme component of Bachelor's in Human and Social Sciences à l"School of Human and Social Sciences

Students are asked to consult the ECTS course descriptions for each learning activity (AA) to know what special Covid-19 assessment methods are possibly planned for the end of Q3

CodeTypeHead of UE Department’s
contact details
UH-B3-SCHUMS-034-MCompulsory UEFRANCOIS StéphaneH920 - Sciences politiques
  • FRANCOIS Stéphane

of instruction
of assessment
HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) CreditsWeighting Term
  • Français
Français30000033.002nd term

AA CodeTeaching Activity (AA) HT(*) HTPE(*) HTPS(*) HR(*) HD(*) Term Weighting
H-SPOL-303Theory and questions of International Relations300000Q2100.00%
Programme component

Objectives of Programme's Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the fundamentals (theories and tools) in human and social sciences
    • Understand the social environment and the way it works, as well as the role played by different social, economic and political agents
    • Analyse historical and contemporary phenomena of societies.
  • Political Science option : Understand the fundamentals in the field of political science
    • Apply understanding of the political field to sociology, anthropology, economics, management and statistics.
    • Develop a critical design of concepts, models and methods proposed in political science.
    • Distinguish objectivity from subjectivity, and express the ideological dimension behind political and institutional issues.
  • Master knowledge from disciplines within social and human sciences.
    • Identify and explain the basic theories in political sciences and social sciences.
    • Understand the tools and methods adapted to these disciplines.
    • Understand extensive issues and answer key questions in these disciplines.
  • Master the principles and methodologies of scientific approaches applicable in the disciplines within social and human sciences
    • Conduct relevant research from scientific literature on a particular research topic.
    • Know the principles of different methodological approaches.
    • Give a critique and argue a point of view as part of a scientific approach
  • Appropriately collect, analyse and interpret empirical data on issues within social and human sciences.
    • Understand and implement tools and methods for collecting qualitative data.
    • Process empirical data collected with care.
  • Communicate in a clear, structured and justified manner on issues related to human and social sciences
    • Develop and structure reasoning and arguments by mobilising concepts and methods specific to disciplines of human and social sciences.
    • Communicate, both orally and in writing, on issues related to human and social sciences.
    • Demonstrate analytical skills.
  • Apply transferable skills, such as analysis and critical thinking, thoroughness, independence, and teamwork
    • Produce an analysis independently and in collaboration with peers, while demonstrating thoroughness.
    • Demonstrate a critical mind, ethical values and independent judgment issues of human and social sciences.
    • Mobilise acquired knowledge and skills to develop learning strategies required at the chosen Master level.

Learning Outcomes of UE

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

- to restore the operating methods of International Organizations and the challenges of international law.
-understand new conflicts (religions, water, space, etc.)
-to understand the methods of resolution of new

Content of UE

The content of this course is intended for BA3 students in humanities and social sciences, who have taken several courses in political science and the history of political ideas during their studies. While they have developed in their studies knowledge and skills in the analysis of public phenomena, it is now a matter of giving them the keys to understanding international politics, governed by law. As this is a novelty in their course, it will be about initiating students to the main lines of international law (its theories, its practice). Its objective is to develop the tools (knowledge and skills) allowing the understanding and analysis of international law (that is to say the legal norms governing relations between States, supra-state communities and non-governmental organizations. ), which can manifest itself through international political phenomena, such as conflicts over border resources, wars, persecution of ethnic and / or religious minorities, etc.

Prior Experience

Not applicable

Type of Assessment for UE in Q2

  • Oral Examination

Q2 UE Assessment Comments

The questions will relate both to the course, but also to elements related to it in order to determine the student's ability to build an elaborate demonstration.

Type of Assessment for UE in Q3

  • Oral examination

Q3 UE Assessment Comments


Type of Teaching Activity/Activities

AAType of Teaching Activity/Activities
  • Cours magistraux

Mode of delivery

AAMode of delivery
  • Mixed

Required Reading


Required Learning Resources/Tools

AARequired Learning Resources/Tools
H-SPOL-303Not applicable

Recommended Reading


Recommended Learning Resources/Tools

AARecommended Learning Resources/Tools
H-SPOL-303Not applicable

Other Recommended Reading

AAOther Recommended Reading
H-SPOL-303Not applicable

Grade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next

AAGrade Deferrals of AAs from one year to the next
(*) HT : Hours of theory - HTPE : Hours of in-class exercices - HTPS : hours of practical work - HD : HMiscellaneous time - HR : Hours of remedial classes. - Per. (Period), Y=Year, Q1=1st term et Q2=2nd term
Date de génération : 09/07/2021
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