BSc in International Relations        

For all first, second and third year students in 2015-16

Paper

Course number and title

See note

LSE100

The LSE Course: Understanding the causes of things

Year 1

1

IR100

Concepts of International Society

2

HY116

 International History since 1890

3

One from:

 

GV100

Introduction to Political Theory

PH103

Reason, Knowledge and Values: An Introduction to Philosophy

SO100

Social Theory

4

An approved paper taught outside the Department

Year 2

5

IR200

International Political Theory

6

IR202

Foreign Policy Analysis I

7

IR203

International Organisations

8

One from:

 

EC100

Economics A or

EC102

Economics B §

EH101

The Internationalisation of Economic Growth

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

HY203

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion

HY206

The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989

HY208

The History of the United States since 1783 (withdrawn 15/16)

HY221

The History of Russia, 1682-1825

HY226

The Great War, 1914-1918

HY232

War, Genocide and Nation Building. The History of South-Eastern Europe 1914-1990

 

HY233

Empire and Nation: Britain and India since 1750 (n/a 15/16)

HY235

Modernity and the State in East Asia: China, Japan and Korea since 1840

HY238

The Cold War and European Integration, 1947-1992

HY242

The Soviet Union: Domestic, International and Intellectual History

IR204

International Political Economy (H)

LL278

Public International Law

 

Or an approved half unit from outside the International Relations department.

 

Or an approved foreign language course from the following:

 

LN100

Russian Language and Society 3 (Advanced)

LN101

Russian Language and Society 1 (Beginner)

LN102

Russian Language and Society 2 (Intermediate)

LN104

Mandarin Language and Society 1 (Beginner)

LN110

German Language and Society 3 (Advanced)

LN120

Spanish Language and Society 3 (Advanced)

LN121

Spanish Language and Society 1 (Beginner)

LN122

Spanish Language and Society 2 (Intermediate)

LN130

French Language and Society 3 (Advanced)

LN131

French Language and Society 1 (Beginner)

LN132

French Language and Society 2 (Intermediate)

LN140

Mandarin Language and Society 3 (Advanced)

LN142

Mandarin Language and Society 2 (Intermediate)

LN200

Russian Language and Society 4 (Proficiency)

LN210

German Language and Society 4 (Proficiency)

LN220

Spanish Language and Society 4 (Proficiency)

LN230

French Language and Society 4 (Proficiency)

LN240

Mandarin Language and Society 4 (Proficiency)

LN250

English Literature and Society

LN251

Comparative Literature and Society

LN252

Global Literature and Society

LN253

European Literature and Society

LN270

Society and Language: Linguistics for Social Scientists

LN320

Spanish Language and Society 5 (Mastery) 

LN330

French Language and Society 5 (Mastery)

LN340

Mandarin Language and Society 5 (Mastery)

Year 3

9,10 & 11

Three units from:

 

IR204

International Political Economy (H)

IR304

Politics of International Economic Relations (withdrawn 15/16)

IR305

Strategic Aspects of International Relations 

IR306

Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: Issues in International Political Theory (n/a 15/16)

IR308

Systemic Change in the Twentieth Century: Theories of the Cold War (n/a 15/16)

IR311

Europe's Institutional Order (n/a 15/16)

IR312

Genocide (n/a 15/16)

IR313

Managing China's Rise in East Asia

IR314

Southeast Asia: Intra-regional Politics and Security

IR315

The Middle East and International Relations Theory (n/a 15/16)

IR316

United Nations (withdrawn 15/16)

IR317

American Grand Strategy (H)

IR318

Visual International Politics (H)

IR319

Empire and Conflict in World Politics (H)

IR321

Revolutions and World Politics (H)

IR322

Sovereignty, Rights and Justice: Issues in International Political Theory (H)

IR347

Political Economy of International Labour Migration (H) *

IR354

Governing International Political Economy: Lessons from the Past for the Future (H)

IR355

Economic Diplomacy (H) *

IR367

International Political Economy of the Environment (H) * (n/a 15/16)

IR368

The Political Economy of Trade (H) *

IR369

Politics of Money in the World Economy (H) *

IR398

Dissertation

LL242

International Protection of Human Rights ** 

12

A paper relevant to the study of International Relations approved by the candidate's teachers from the Selection List below.
A further Language course from those listed under paper 8 above at the intermediate, advanced or proficiency level.

Notes

§ Course allocation dependant on Economics A-level or equivalent background. See course guides for further information.

 

* Prerequisite for this course is IR204 International Political Economy (H).
** Prerequisite for this course is LL278 Public International Law.

 

LSE100 is taken by all students in the Lent Term of Year 1 and the Michaelmas Term of Year 2. The course is compulsory but does not affect the final degree classification.

Selection List of Papers Approved by the Department as Relevant to the Study of International Relations

EC230

Economics in Public Policy

EH225

Latin America and the International Economy (n/a 15/16)

GV227

The Politics of Economic Policy

GV245

Democracy and Democratisation

GV247

Theories and Problems of Nationalism

GV251

Government, Politics and Public Policy in the European Union

GV262

Contemporary Political Theory

GV264

Politics and Institutions in Europe

GY202

Introduction to Global Development

GY220

Environment: Science and Society

GY301

The Political Geography of Development and the South

HY203

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: Nationalism, Territory, Religion

HY206

The International History of the Cold War, 1945-1989

HY226

The Great War, 1914-1918 

HY242

The Soviet Union: Domestic, International and Intellectual History

HY319

Napoleon and Europe (n/a 15/16)

LL250

Law and the Environment

LL278

Public International Law

PH203

Philosophy of the Social Sciences

SA313

European Social Policy (withdrawn 15/16)

Any other 200 or 300 level paper, not on the selection list, approved by the Departmental Tutor of the Department of International Relations.