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Analyzing International Relations

Vak
2019-2020

Description

This course builds upon the first year course Introduction to International Relations. It explores various theoretical approaches to critical issues such as the causes of war, the sources of nuclear proliferation, the challenge of global environmental protection, and the international consequences of the rise of China.

Course Objectives

Objective 1: To deepen students’ understanding of key issues and dynamics in international relations.
Objective 2: To deepen students’ understanding of the logic and observable implications of major theories of international relations.

Mode of Instruction

The principal mode of instruction is lecture. All lectures and assigned readings will be in English.

Readings

Most readings will be drawn from Karen A. Mingst and Jack L. Snyder, eds. ESSENTIAL READINGS IN WORLD POLITICS (6th ed, 2017). Some other readings may be from internet sources. All readings must be completed during the week for which they are assigned.

Blackboard:

All students should enroll on the course’s Blackboard site before the first lecture session.

Assessment Method

The first exam and the retake exam will be composed of multiple choice and open answer questions.

The time and location of inspection and debriefing of the exam will be announced via Blackboard no later than the publication of the grades.

Registration

See general information on tab 'Year 2'

Timetable courses and exams

Timetable