Political Sciences: International Organizations

Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Political Sciences: International Organizations

  • Host University

    Universidad de Deusto - Bilbao

  • Location

    Bilbao, Spain

  • Area of Study

    Political Science

  • Language Level

    High Advanced

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

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

    This course on International Organizations contributes to the development of the jurist´s professional profile, providing with knowledges and insights of the international organizations as relevant actors in a global and multi-polar world.This subject deals with the study of international organizations not only in its legal dimension, but also from a sociological and political perspective.

    Unit I. The international organizations
    1. Concept and nature
    2. Classification
    3. Competencies
    4. Organs
    5. Decision-making procedures

    Unit II. The United Nations
    1. The creation of the United Nations Organization
    2. The United Nations Charter and its amendments
    3. Structure: the United Nations system
    4. The General Assembly
    5. The Security Council
    6. The International Court of Justice
    7. The Secretary General
    8. The Economic and Social Council

    Unit III: The origin of the European Union (EU)
    1.The European Communities as international organizations of integration
    2.La EU as a new stage in the process of European integration (Maastricht, 1993)
    3.La EU as an international organization (Lisbon, 2009)

    Unit IV: The European Union institutions
    1.The European Council
    2.The Council
    3. The Commission
    4.The European Parliament
    5.The Court of Justice
    6. The Court of Auditors.
    7.The European Central Bank

    The teaching - learning process is mainly based on the following methods and techniques:
    a) Activities in the classroom
    1. Presentations and development of contents by the teacher
    2. Students´ activities
    b) Activities outside the classroom
    1.Texts reading and support book study
    2. Preparation, realization and delivery of activities
    3. Tutorials
    4. Exam

    The development and achievement of competences is assessed according to the following criteria:
    Objective test on knowledges, application and critical judgement competences (75%)
    Attendance and active participation (5%)
    Exercises and papers prepared by the student and evaluated by the teacher along the course: (20%)

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

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.

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.


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