Courses

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (180 ECTS)

CORE COURSES (42 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Academic Writing & Critical Thinking
  • Global Ethics
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Global Ethics, Leadership and personal Development I
  • Intermediate Qualitative Research Methods
  • Intermediate Quantitative Research Methods
  • Global Ethics, Leadership and personal Development II

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (84 ECTS)

  • Introduction to Economics
  • Global History since 1945
  • Introduction to International and European Law
  • Global Politics
  • Introduction to Comparative Regional Studies
  • Macroeconomic Policy
  • International Relations between the Wars
  • Regional History of International Relations: Africa
  • Regional History of International Relations: Asia
  • Humanitarian Law
  • Theories of International Relations
  • Comparative Political Systems
  • Advanced International Relations Theories
  • Capstone in International Affairs
  • BA Thesis in International Affairs – Seminar I (Advanced Research Methods)
  • BA Thesis in International Affairs – Seminar II (Senior Seminar)

MAJOR ELECTIVES (30 ECTS)

Students should take four major electives. Major electives are 200- or 300-level POL or HIS courses that are not taken as a major requirement. Other courses, including summer courses, may be counted as a major elective only with the written approval of the International Affairs Department.

Should students wish, major electives may also be taken from the following:

  • History of Genocide
  • The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy
  • Understanding Contemporary Conflicts in Europe and Beyond
  • Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Post-War Reconstruction
  • Global terrorism, Counter-Terrorism and (De-) Radicalisation
  • European Union Politics
  • The EU’s Approach to Democratisation and Human Rights
  • International Organisations and Global Governance
  • The United Nations and Global Governance
  • An Introduction to the Modern Middle East
  • US Foreign Policy to the Middle East
  • Russian Foreign Policy
  • Contemporary Political Debates
  • Political Theory for International Affairs
  • International Political Economy
  • NATO and Transatlantic Approaches to Security
  • The EU and Military Approaches to Security
  • International Approaches to State-Building, Reform and Good Governance
  • European and Global Governance of Migration
  • Policies in the European Union
  • The Government and Politics of Global Powers
  • Global Economic Governance
  • Environmental Law
  • International Banking Law and Financial Regulation
  • Competition Law
  • Comparative Constitutional Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • European Organisations
  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • Introduction to International and European Law
  • Introduction to Legal principiles and Theories
  • Legal Aspects of Migration
  • Global Politics
  • Advanced Business Law
  • EU Constitutional Law
  • Legal Analysis, Research & Writing
  • Human Rights
  • Law of the EU Internal Market
  • Global Practice of Corporate Communication & Public Relations
  • Marketing Communication & Advertising in a Global Context
  • Internship

FREE ELECTIVES (24 ECTS)

Students also choose three free electives from any of the Bachelor-level courses offered by Vesalius College or one of its partner institutions previously mentioned.

For example, students may choose courses within their major, another major, or outside the curriculum of all majors (i.e. language courses).

For a full list of courses, please click here.