Europe in the World, 7.5 credits

Europe in the World, 7.5 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Philippa Barnes

Course coordinator

Philippa Barnes

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson

Available for exchange students



ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2021 202119-202123 English Linköping
Single subject course (Full-time, Day-time) Spring 2021 202119-202123 English Linköping

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Entry requirements

  • One year of full time undergraduate studies (60 ECTS credits) in relevant subjects, e.g. politics, economics, law, history, where at least one semester of full time studies (30 ECTS credits) is in politics
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
    (Exemption from Swedish 3/B)

Intended learning outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to;

  • describe and compare the development of Europe and the future as a global player from a historical, economic and political perspective
  • analyze key issues regarding the role of Europe in the world and present and discuss perspectives, conceps and theories.

Course content

This course deals with the relations between Europe (and the European Union) and the rest of the world. The course gives an overview and understanding of Europe's role in the world, past and present. European nations have influenced other nations and peoples as a result of political and economic relations and through the organisation of the diplomatic system. The course covers topics, such as, nationalism, colonialism and imperialism, the organisation of international political, diplomatic and economic relations.

Teaching and working methods

This course will be delivered by means of lectures and seminars. Homework and independent study are a necessary complement to the course.Language of instruction: English


Examination includes a home examination and active participation in seminars. Detailed information about the examination can be found in the course’s study guide.

If the LiU coordinator for students with disabilities has granted a student the right to an adapted examination for a written examination in an examination hall, the student has the right to it. If the coordinator has instead recommended for the student an adapted examination or alternative form of examination, the examiner may grant this if the examiner assesses that it is possible, based on consideration of the course objectives.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.



Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
SEMI Seminars 1.5 credits EC
EXAM Written Examination 6 credits EC

Regulary literature


Black, Jeremy, (2010) A history of diplomacy London : Reaktion, 2010.

ISBN: 9781861896964, 1861896964

Additional literature


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