International Organisations

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    International Organisations

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    International Affairs, International Business

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    What are International Organisations (IOs) and what role do they play in world politics? This course will set out to answer these questions by introducing students to the history and functioning of contemporary IOs including the UN, the WTO, the IMF and a number of regional organisations.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify the roles and respobsibilities of different IOs
    2. Understand the functioning of the UN Security Council
    3. Critically assess the role of different member states in driving the agendas of IOs
    4. Understand the role of economic IOs in governing the global economy

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.