University of Nairobi

University of Nairobi (UoN)

BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

  • Bachelors Degree Program
  • Duration : 4 years

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies programme is structured and designed to ensure that students acquire an appreciation of the importance of international studies in the contemporary world. It is designed to prepare students for careers in governments and their institutions and, in non-governmental organizations, the private sector, international and regional institutions. Students will be exposed to debates in literature, research issues and developments in international studies. The programme is tailored to ensure that students possess an understanding of the complexity of international studies. The programme is unique and tailor made to suit emerging international developments. It is thus set to meet discipline and sector requirements. The programme is a response to demands from within and outside the country.

Minimum Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for admission to the University of Nairobi for the above programme are:


1.      KCSE with a mean grade of C+ and a minimum of C in English; or  EACE Division III and a credit pass in English and a diploma from a recognized institution; or


2.      KCSE C plain with a minimum of C in English and a diploma from a recognized institution; or


3.      KCSE with C - with a minimum of C in English and a certificate and a diploma from a recognizedinstitution.


4.      "A" level certificate with at least two Principal Passes; or holder of a degree from a recognized University or its equivalent

Course Objectives

This programme will:


i) Equip students with both theoretical and practical knowledge of key issues in International Studies


ii) Prepare students to be critical thinkers and have an understanding and appreciation of International Studies


iii) Explore issues and trends in the development of international studies


iv) Ground students in the multidisciplinary perspective in international studies related social science disciplines


v) Enable students acquire skills necessary to critically evaluate and make positive contributions to international issues


vi) Prepare students with the necessary academic competence to pursue higher studies in International Studies -related disciplines

Course Program

Course structure


First Year


First Semester - Core Courses


History of International Relations


Introduction to International Security


Diplomacy


Public International Law


Introduction to International Relations


Communication Skills


Second Semester


Introduction to Conflict Management


International Conflict Management


Introduction to Micro Economics


International Political Economy


Introduction to International System


HIV/AIDS


Second Year


First Semester


Introduction to Macro Economics


Foreign Policy Analysis


Dynamics of Globalisation


International Institutions


International Economics


Fundamentals of Development and their


application to Kenya


Second semester


International Human Rights Law


Fundamentals of Intern値 Security Studies


Order in the International System


International Trade


Science and Technology


INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Third Year


Research Methods


International Regimes


Elective


Gender and International Relations


The Media and International Relations


Science & Technology in Intern値 Relations


Energy and International Relations


Second Semester


The Environ. & International Relations


The Politics of Aid and Development


Intern値 Organization & World Order


Regional Integration in Africa


Leadership & Change in Intern値 Relations


Fourth Year


First semester


 Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


Food Security and International Relations


International Relations of Africa


International Relations of Europe


International Relations of the Americas


International Relations of Asia-Pacific


Comparative Foreign Policy


Foreign Relations of Africa


Second Semester


Electives


Regionalism and World Politics


International Peace and Security


Regional Integration in Africa


Nations and Nationalism


Nationalism in Contemporary Europe


Foreign Policy in the Horn of Africa


Foreign Relations of East Africa


East African Community


Third Year


First Semester


Research Methods


International Regimes


Electives


Documents of Diplomacy


African Regional Organisation


Diplomatic History of Africa


Diplomatic History


Diplomacy and the Media


Second Semester


Electives


 Diplomatic History of Kenya


 Intern値 Relations and Intern値 Law


 Peaceful Settlement of Disputes


 Consular and Diplomatic Immunities


 Theory and Practice of Intern値 Mediation


 Theory and Practice of Intern値 Negotiation


Fourth Year


First semester


Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


Diplomacy and Conflict


Diplomacy of Terrorism


Diplomatic Precedence, Protocol & Procedure


Second Semester


Electives


African Union


Multilateral Diplomatic Negotiations


Responses to Terrorism


Bilateral Diplomatic Negotiations


 Diplomatic Methods and Practice


Diplomacy and Collective Security


Global Health Diplomacy


International Crisis Management


Third Year


First Semester


Research Methods


International Regimes


Electives


Intern値 Relations and Intern値 Law


Compliance with International Treaties


Issues of Self-Determination in International Law


Intern値 Tribunals & Transitional Justice


International Legal Aspects of Globalisation


Consular and Diplomatic Immunities


Second Semester


Electives


Women and Children in International Law


Law of Treaties


Diplomatic and Consular Law


Peaceful Settlement of Disputes


International Humanitarian Law


International Environmental Law & Policy


Sovereign Immunity & International Law


Fourth Year


First semester


Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


Law of the Peaceful uses of Outer Space


Intern値 Legal Aspects of National Security


International Criminal Law


Jurisprudence of International Law


Second Semester


Electives


International Law and World Order


The law of International Air Transport


The Law of Diplomacy


 Food and International Law 4


Law of the Sea


International Refugee Law


Theory of International Law


INTERNATIONAL CONFLICT MANAGEMENT


Third Year


First Semester


Research Methods


International Regimes


Electives


Conflict Management by Regional and Sub-regional Organizations


Environmental Conflict Management


Ethnic Conflict Management


Human Rights and Peace


Theory and Practice of Intern値 Negotiation


Second Semester


African Regional Organisation


Theory and Practice of Intern値 Mediation


Issues in Peace Building and Reconstruction


Institutions of Conflict Management


Humanitarian and Dev. Agencies & Conflict


Foreign Policy and Security


Regional Security Studies


Fourth Year


First semester


Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


Cross Border Conflicts and Interventions


Population Movements and Conflicts


NGOs, Dev. Agencies and Conflict


Issues in Conflict Mapping


The Diplomacy of Conflict Management


Second semester


Electives


International Law for Conflict Management


 Humanitarian Intervention


Conflict Early Warning and Responses


International Crisis Management


Conflict Systems


Social Reconstruction and Justice


Peace Studies 45


International Peacekeeping


Refugees and Conflict


SECURITY STUDIES


Third Year


First Semester


Research Methods


International Regimes


Electives


Arms Control and Proliferation


National Security Studies


Regional Security Studies


Strategic Studies


Second Semester


Electives


Strategic Planning


National Security Strategy


Civil Military Relations


Issues in Human Security


Foreign Policy and Security


Technology and National Security Studies


 


 


Fourth Year


First semester


Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


International Law and Security


Globalization and Security


International Security Issues


International Security and Energy


Second semester


Electives


Human Security in the Horn of Africa


Security Strategies


Defence Economics


 Gender and International Security


Defence and Strategy


Theory and Practice of Security


International Security and Development


International Environmental Security


INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS


Third Year


First Semester


Research Methods


International Regimes


Electives


International Economic Development


International Financial Systems


Third World Economic Issues


Globalization and The Third World Economy


Second semester


Sci. and Technology in Intern値 Relations


African Regional Organisation


Humanitarian & Dev. Agencies & Conflict


International Economic Negotiations


International Economic Integration


NGOs & Intern値 Resource & Mobilization


Economic Governance


Fourth Year


First semester


Epistemology of Research


Research Project


Electives


Economic Diplomacy


China Africa Economic Relations


Africa Europe Economic Relations


Second Semester


Electives


Studies in North South Economic Relations


Econ. of Dev. of Newly Industr. Countries


African Diaspora and Economic Dev.


Economic Diplomacy


China Africa Economic Relations


Global Health Diplomacy

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