Curricular Unit:Code:
International Cooperation Institutions789ICI
1MasterHumanitarian Action, Cooperation and Development6 ects
Learning Period:Language of Instruction:Total Hours:
Winter SemesterPortuguese/English78
Learning Outcomes of the Curricular Unit:
To provide an overview of IO and their relation with IR and the subsequent impact upon humanitarian action.
To enable students to build a critical view on IO, past, present and future.
To provide the students with instrumental and substantive competences in the field area of the course
Unit I: International Organisations
1. International Organisations: typologies.
2. International Organisations: history.
3. International Organisations: theoretical approaches.
Unit II: Main international organisations.
4. The United Nations (UN) and the UN system.
5. Specialized agencies and organisations related with the UN.
6. Regional organisations.
7. Case studies.
Demonstration of the Syllabus Coherence with the Curricular Unit's Objectives:
Knowledge and critical awareness on IO develop theoretical and practical skills for the practitioner of humanitarian action.
Teaching Methodologies (Including Evaluation):
Lectures and tutorials.
Written test – 50%;
Paper (written/oral presentaion) - 20% + 20%
Presence and participation in class work - 10%.
Demonstration of the Coherence between the Teaching Methodologies and the Learning Outcomes:
The methodology adopted aims at fostering the students' interest and involvement with the topic. The assessment elements aim at producing reliable indicators of learning outcomes.
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