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International Peace – the History of a Movement

  • Duration: January-June
  • Spring semester , Exchange student
  • ECTS 15 ECTS
  • Application period Application deadline: 15 October

International Peace (BHIS2001) is a 15 ECTS course in the spring semester on Bachelor level. An oral exam finalizes the course. The course is only open to exchange students from our partner institutions. 

To view possible course combinations, view "About the course". 

About the course

The course will investigate the historical development of the ideas, institutions and movements that strove to develop a more peaceful international society. The various efforts of what can be termed the global peace movement led to the establishment of a large variety of international institutions and the spread of norms, which regulate both national politics and international affairs.


Coursework requirements

  1. The course contains three separate course works, all three of which have to be completed to take the exam.
  2. Each student will participate in a group presentation of a specific theme from the course.
  3. Each student will write an op-ed on a theme from the course, which relates to contemporary events. Each student will receive detailed feedback on the op-ed.
  4. Each student will develop a project proposal on a given theme from the course. Each student will receive feedback from one other student on this project proposal.


Form of assessment

The course ends with an oral exam. The students will first present one of their course works, then central themes from the course will be discussed with the examiners. The length of the exam is 20-25 minutes.


Possible course combinations


Further combinations are not possible.


Course schedule

The course schedule will be published after:

  • 01 December for the following spring semester


Course material

To view the course material for BHIS2001 International Peace, please search here. Do notice that the overview might not be available until a few weeks before the official semester start.

Practical information


On-campus housing is eligible for students applying for a full semester/academic year.

General information on accommodation at Campus Lillehammer

You will learn this

Knowledge (upon completion of the course, the student will):

  • Central concepts within the study of international peace
  • The main developments in liberal internationalism, from the League of Nations to the United Nations
  • Leading peace actors, how they worked, their accomplishments and the challenges they faced
  • Peace negotiations as a new craft

Skills (upon completion of the course the student will be able to):

  • Analysing and presenting complex political issues in light of historical developments, utilizing theoretical insights from the course literature.
  • Collecting relevant information and presenting findings in a format, op-ed, which is relevant on the job market.
  • Develop source critical techniques
  • Oral presentation in a group
  • Development of a project proposal

What does it cost?

Free for exchange students

Study start information

An Orientation Week is arranged in the first week of the spring semester. Most lectures are expected to begin the same week.

Would you like to apply?

The course is available only for students coming from our partner institutions. Contact the International Coordinator at your home institution to find out if you are eligible for exchange studies at Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University). Please notice that applications can be submitted for one campus only.

Application procedure and documents

Any questions?