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STV-2005 Global Political Economy - 10 stp

The course is administrated by

Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education

Type of course

This is an optional course, which can contribute towards a Bachelor degree in Political Science as one of the options required at the 2000 level. It can also be taken as an elective course for other Bachelor programmes within the Social Sciences, Law, Fisheries or Humanities.

Previous knowledge at the 1000-level in social science and, in particular, international relations, is recommended.

Course contents

The economic relations between countries - and the international regulation of such relations - constitute an important dimension of international or world politics. The course examines theories, which analyse: (i) the general relationship between politics and economics and (ii) the character of international cooperation and institutionalisation in this area. Topics meriting particular attention are: international trade and its regulation; North-South relations; international investment and transnational corporations; environmental management; regionalisation.

Application deadline

Applicants from Nordic countries: 1 June for the autumn semester and 1 December for the spring semester. Exchange students and Fulbright students: 1 October for the spring semester and 15 April for the autumn semester.

Admission requirements

Nordic applicants: Generell studiekompetanse

International applicants: Higher Education Entrance Qualification and certified language requirements in English.

A list of the requirements for the Higher Education Entrance Qualification in Norway can be found on the web site from the Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education (NOKUT). For language requirements we refer to NOKUT's GSU-list.

Application code: 9199 (Nordic applicants).

Objective of the course

Students who have successfully completed the course should have achieved the following learning outcomes.


Knowledge and comprehension Students should demonstrate understanding of:

Skills Students should be able to:


Language of instruction


Note, however, that all exam-work can be submitted in either English or Norwegian.

Teaching methods

The course consists of 10 x 2 hours of lectures (20 hours in total).


Quality assurance of the course

This course is evaluated yearly by means of some combination of an anonymous survey and/or discussion with the primary lecturer. The final evaluation will be conducted in either oral or written form.


- One take-home exam: The student is required to write a paper of no more than 2000 words on a given theme within the time-frame of one week. Two students may write together (the word-limit is then extended to 3000 words).


- A 3-hour school-exam.


The final grade is based on a joint evaluation of the take-home exam and the school-exam.

The Grade-scale goes from A (tope score) to E (pass) and F (fail). 

In case of F (fail) a re-sit exam will be arranged for this course the following semester.

Deadline for register for re-sit exams is January 15 for spring semester and August 15 for autumn semester.

Both home and school exam must be submitted.

Date for examination

Home examination hand out date 08.12.2020 hand in date 15.12.2020

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.

Course overlap

STATSV-203 International politics 7.5 stp
Lectures Autumn 2020
Undervisning f.aman. Peter Stuart Robinson
f.aman. Marc Edouard Lanteigne
Seminargruppe 1 f.aman. Peter Stuart Robinson
seminargruppe 2 f.aman. Peter Stuart Robinson