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Language and International Studies, English, Bachelor

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Language and International Studies, English at Aalborg University is a three-year BA program in the Department of Culture and Global Studies. The program focuses on gaining knowledge of cultural, political and historical events for the twentieth and twenty-first century global environments as well as a sharpening your English skills so you can use English in all situations as a global lingua franca. The program also offers study abroad.


LISE maintains a highly regular structure over its semesters. Semesters focus around the project module – though auxiliary courses are equally important. Language teaching is part of the first three semesters.

Project module courses are marked with an asterisk (*)

1st semester (Fall):

International Studies Theories and Methods* (5 ECTS)
20th and 21st Century World History* (5 ECTS)
International Studies Project* (10 ECTS) – projects are conducted under close supervision
Problem Based Learning (5 ECTS)
Academic Communication and Grammar (5 ECTS)

2nd semester (Spring):

Discourse Studies Theories and Methods* (5 ECTS)
Contemporary Social and Political Discourses* (5 ECTS)
Discourse Studies Project* (10 ECTS)
Central Concepts in the Humanities and Social Sciences (5 ECTS)
English Communication and Grammar (5 ECTS)

3rd semester (Fall):

International Relations Theories and Methods* (5 ECTS)
History of International Relations in the 20th and 21st Century* (5 ECTS)
International Relations Project* (10 ECTS)
English Medium Communication in Multilingual Contexts (5 ECTS)
Introduction to Political Philosophy (5 ECTS)

4th semester (Spring):

Social and Cultural Globalization Theories and Methods* (5 ECTS)
International and Intercultural Communication* (5 ECTS)
Globalization Studies Project* (10 ECTS)
Cultural Analysis (5 ECTS)
Religion, Society, and Politics (5 ECTS)

5th semester (Fall):

Organizational Studies Theories and Methods* (5 ECTS)
International Organizations* (5 ECTS)
Organization Studies Project* (10 ECTS)
Policy Analysis (5 ECTS)

Students should also select one of three electives (5 ECTS):

International Human Rights
Methods in Quantitative Research
Human Resource Management

6th semester (Spring):

Bachelor Project* (15 ECTS)
Regional Studies* (5 ECTS),

Students should also select two of five electives (5 ECTS each; 10 ECTS total):

The European Union
Media Analysis
International Political Economy
Corporate Social Responsibility
Research Topic Study (for students preparing for an academic career)

In the Project Library you can find projects written by the students



  • English


  • Aalborg


See the Curriculum