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    Hi!!

    I'm starting my BSc International Relations this upcoming fall.
    Can someone explain to me how I can select my courses?
    I heard it starts on sept 22? but they say you should go to all the courses first THEN choose? Should I be worried about courses filling up really quickly?

    Also, is there a list of courses that I can choose from?

    Thanks in advance.
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    You do it on LSE for you, as far as I am aware you select courses in September (since thats when you get your LSEFY acc, if I remember correctly). The only courses which have problems with filling up are languages, other than that they're fine.
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    (Original post by DeepCold)
    Hi!!

    I'm starting my BSc International Relations this upcoming fall.
    Can someone explain to me how I can select my courses?
    I heard it starts on sept 22? but they say you should go to all the courses first THEN choose? Should I be worried about courses filling up really quickly?

    Also, is there a list of courses that I can choose from?

    Thanks in advance.
    Here is the list of outside options. I guess that's what you meant?
    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calen...ideOptions.htm

    I have a question... A few of the Outside Options are half modules (e.g. LL109 and LN251). How does this work? Do you then have to take two in order for it to make up for one full module? And how do the exams count?

    A second question. If the module is called xx2yy, does that mean it's only available in the first year as an outside option?
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    No... I don't really mean outside options. I don't think I'm gonna take them..
    What I meant is just, is there a list of courses that is required for me to take?
    And should I sample all those courses before deciding which course to take?
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    (Original post by DeepCold)
    No... I don't really mean outside options. I don't think I'm gonna take them..
    What I meant is just, is there a list of courses that is required for me to take?
    And should I sample all those courses before deciding which course to take?
    http://www2.lse.ac.uk/undergraduateP...ions/L250.aspx

    You have to take outside options. Did you apply without looking at the course content? :woo:
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    I'm really confused now.
    So we take some of the required courses AND the outside options?
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    (Original post by DeepCold)

    I'm really confused now.
    So we take some of the required courses AND the outside options?
    So say in your first year, it looks like this:

    The Structure of International Society
    and International History since 1890

    Plus:
    Either
    Introduction to Political Theory
    or Reason, Knowledge and Value: An Introduction to Philosophy
    or Key Concepts in Sociology: An Introduction to Sociological Theory

    Plus:
    One outside option
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    Oooooooohh. I get it. Thanks so much! That was extremely helpful! Where do you get all this info? So I only have 4 courses! That's not bad!! And they all sound very interesting.

    Hmm I wonder what I should take for my electives!!!

    Thank you soooo much Slothuus! What are you going to take?
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    Oooooh I see the site now... I over looked the link you sent me!
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    (Original post by astudent)
    You do it on LSE for you, as far as I am aware you select courses in September (since thats when you get your LSEFY acc, if I remember correctly). The only courses which have problems with filling up are languages, other than that they're fine.
    What do you mean by the only courses with courses filling up are the language ones? You mean they are over-subscribed and only a few people are allowed to do it? How do they decide who gets in then?

    I'm starting my BSc in IR this sept too, and would really really want to take French as my outside option. :/
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    (Original post by DeepCold)
    Oooooh I see the site now... I over looked the link you sent me!
    No problem

    I'm doing Government and History... See you in September!
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    By the way, LN251, isn't a half option, although I thoroughly recommend it, by far the most enjoyable course I've done so far, the teacher is an absolute legend
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    Freshman? What is this, America?
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    Anyone decided on what outside options they're choosing, think I've narrowed it down
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    (Original post by Multiplexed)
    Freshman? What is this, America?
    This.
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    so do we only have 4 courses???
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    (Original post by DeepCold)
    so do we only have 4 courses???
    You take four units. It's surprising that you don't know this.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calen...lRelations.htm
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    well, that information didnt get to me then.
    can you explain about the units?
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    (Original post by DeepCold)
    well, that information didnt get to me then.
    can you explain about the units?
    Well at LSE you have courses (degrees), courses (modules) and courses (seperate sections within the modules) :p: but normally course means module.

    You take however many courses it takes to make up four units. All courses are either 0.5 or 1 unit. So, for example, my first year was:

    Economics - 1
    Accounting - 1
    Quant. Methods (Stats) - 0.5
    Quant. Methods (Maths) - 0.5
    IT & Society - 1
    = 4 units over 5 courses.

    Now, have a look at your regulations: http://www.lse.ac.uk/resources/calen...lRelations.htm

    The unit is called a paper. You can choose your papers however you like as long as the conform to the regulations.

    Year 1 Paper 1 you have one choice only (i.e. compulsory): IR100
    Same goes for paper 2. Paper 3 offers you a little bit more choice: GV100, PH103 or SO100.
    For your last one you can choose any approved paper outside the dept. A list of suggested ones are at the bottom of the page although you can pick another one provided it's not on any exclusion lists.
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    Oh, okay. So we choose those 4 courses from the list.
    Then we stick with them for the entire year?
 
 
 
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