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 4 / 3 EN / DE Autumn International Management 4 EN Autumn / Spring Fundamentals of Computer Science 4 EN Autumn Comparative Political Economy 4 EN Spring Recht und Staat 6 DE Spring Menschenrechte, Staat und internationale Organisationen 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 Responding to Crisis and Building Peace 4 EN Autumn Brennpunkte und Grundprobleme internationaler Politik 6 DE Autumn Poverty Alleviation 4 EN Autumn Global Water Governance 4 EN Autumn National Model United Nations 6 EN Autumn & Spring Model WTO 6 EN Autumn & Spring Digital Government 6 DE Spring Political Risk 4 EN Spring Asia-Pacific Security 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 Autumn / Spring Internationale Klimapolitik 4 DE Spring Sozialpolitik in Entwicklungsländern 4 DE Spring International Trade 4 EN Spring Doing Quantitative Research in Political Science 4 EN Spring Designing and writing a qualitative study in the field of public management 4 EN Spring Practicing Social Ethnography 4 EN Spring Telecommunication Companies and Internet Shutdowns 4 EN Spring Please note: The course offer reflects current planning and may be subject to change.