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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

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 in order 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.



To view the curriculum for BHIS2001 International Peace, please search here. Do notice that the curriculum might not be ready until a few weeks prior to the official semester start.

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.

Learning outcome

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

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Free for exchange students