Workshop in International Relations


Course Objective

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and understanding - The student has acquired knowledge and
understanding of:
(1) political science research in the area of International Relations
and Transnational Governance.

Application - The student has acquired the competences to:
(2) critically evaluate research in the area of International Relations
and Transnational Governance.

Making judgements – the student demonstrates:
(3) critical theoretical and normative reflection on research results.

Learning skills – The student has acquired:
(4) the skills design theory-guided research projects, alone or in
working groups;
(5) the skills to select and apply the appropriate methods and
techniques of data collection and analysis to carry out research
(6) enhanced academic writing skills to report on research for
(7) the skills to work in small research teams.

Course Content

On the basis of a collective thematic focus the workshop aims to train
students in doing political science themselves within the field of
International Relations and Transnational Governance. This course starts
by critically examining; - as a class, and in small groups; - some key
issues – on the basis of selected readings – within the overarching
theme , thus seeking to acquire in depth knowledge and understanding of
existing research in this area, and then, in the final weeks, proceeds
by applying that knowledge by designing and carrying out small research
projects. This way, substantive knowledge is deepened while at the same
time the focus is on training students `on the spot'; further developing
students' (research) skills and competences within the setting of a
research practical. The main aim of the workshop is thus to train
students in the practice of political science research, familiarizing
students with the different meta- theoretical and methodological issues
and problems involved, such as: research design; choice of research
methods; data collection and empirical analysis; causality, inference
and interpretation.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Class Participation and Written Assignment(s). All Parts must be passed.

Entry Requirements

Participation in Selected Issues: Transnational Political Economy


A selection of academic texts
To be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).

Target Audience

Students in the Master Political Science (Track International Relations
and Transnational Governance).
Also open as an elective course for Exchange Students.

General Information

Course Code S_WIR
Credits 12 EC
Period P4
Course Level 600
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator N. Onopriychuk MSc
Examiner N. Onopriychuk MSc
Teaching Staff N. Onopriychuk MSc
K.E. Rinaldi Doligez

Practical Information

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