Core Electives The Major in International Affairs offers you a large choice of core electives. As a BIA student you may choose 24 - 36 ECTS of Core Electives, comprising Integrative Fundamentals, Global Challenges and a Spring Project: Integrated Fundamentals Interdisciplinarity and breadth: These courses build on the fundamental compulsory courses, developing your ability to recognize linkages between disciplines and analyze political and economic challenges in more integrated ways. You may choose between 12 to 24 ECTS of Integrative Fundamentals, which include the following: Course ECTS Language Semester Development Economics 4 EN Autumn European Law / Europarecht (BLAW) 4 EN Autumn / Spring International Management (BBWL) 4 EN Autumn / Spring American Grand Strategy: European Colonies to Global Superpower 4 EN Autumn Fundamentals of Computer Science 4 EN Autumn Comparative Political Economy 4 EN Spring Recht und Staat 6 DE Spring Public Sector Economics 4 EN Spring Global Challenges Interdisciplinarity and depth: Dealing with specific global challenges, you will deepen your knowledge in selected areas of international affairs and develop integrative thinking competences. You may choose between 8 - 20 ECTS of Global Challenges core electives which include the following: Course ECTS Language Semester Brennpunkte und Grundprobleme internationaler Politik 6 DE Autumn Poverty Alleviation 4 EN Autumn Global Water Governance 4 EN Autumn Multilateralism and the challenges to the rules based international order 4 EN Autumn The War on Ukraine 4 EN Autumn Vergleichende regionale Integration 4 DE Autumn Ungleichheit und Umverteilung 4 DE Autumn National Model United Nations 6 EN Autumn & Spring Model WTO 6 EN Autumn & Spring Digital Government: Öffentliche Verwaltung der digitalen Ära 6 DE Spring Egalitarian Capitalism in Crisis 4 EN Spring Business and Politcs: A Risk Perspective 4 EN Spring Asia-Pacific Security 4 EN Spring Economic and Social Human Rights: The Right to Food 4 EN Spring Inequality and Redistribution 4 EN Spring Global Health Governance 4 EN Spring Responding to Crisis and Building Peace 4 EN Spring Spring Project You can choose among several guided writing projects worth 4 ECTS offered in the spring semester: This format allows you to practice your research skills in a selected area of International Affairs, preparing you for your Bachelor's thesis. Course ECTS Language Semester Conflicts in Africa 4 EN Spring Internationale Klimapolitik 4 DE Spring International Trade 4 EN Spring Rising Powers 4 EN Spring Designing and writing a qualitative study in the field of public management 4 EN Spring Political Institutions 4 EN Spring Practicing Social Ethnography 4 EN Spring Wissenschaftliche Analyse komplexer weltpolitischer Konflikte 4 DE Spring Please note: The course offer reflects current planning and may be subject to change.