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World Politics

Living in an interdependent world, we are increasingly interconnected by means of mobility and communication. Technology is changing the rules of world politics and provokes the need for globally conscious responses to issues such as sovereignty and intervention, imperialism and colonialism, poverty and development, trade and inequality, national security and human security, nationalism and identity, culture and terrorism, health and environmental deterioration, migration and immigration. This major equips students to understand these global challenges from the multifarious standpoints of nation states and their citizens, as well as of non-governmental and international organisations, and provides an in-depth view of domestic, comparative, and international politics, addressing and how these multiple political realms (which are conventionally studied in relative isolation from each other) have become intertwined in the present era of global interdependence.

Students can expect to be trained to find a distinctive understanding of the world in which we live as well as the problems confronted by it. Students can pursue cutting-edge developments in the theories and methodologies of international politics and international relations, thus exploring critical security and regionality in globality in a comprehensive way. Concrete case studies lend themselves to a comparative approach to international politics, with analyses on the level of voter behaviour, constitution-building, institutional structures, party politics, and so forth. This major enables students to focus as tightly or as broadly as their interests dictate: at the most intimate level, students might explore questions of political psychology; at the other extreme, they might be fascinated by grand theories of the international system as a whole or in the formal modeling of game theory.

Methodology courses:
Quantitative Research Methods,
Thinking About Politics: Political Theory

100-level

These are the 100-level courses tagged as part of the World Politics major.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Introduction to International Relations 5
Introduction to Political Philosophy 5
Transnational History 5
Introduction to Comparative Politics 5
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 5
Transnational History 5
Introduction to International Relations 5
Organisation & Management 5
Transnational History 5
Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies 5

200-level

These are the 200-level courses tagged as part of the World Politics major.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Political Economy of Development: Natural Resource Wealth Management 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
International Human Rights 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
Research Clinics 5
Sovereignty and Statehood 5
Theories and Concepts in International Politics 5
Empire and Post-Empire 5
Research Clinics 5
Comparative Analysis of Political Systems 5
Conflict & Democracy 5
Critical Security Studies 5
Nations and Nationalism 5
Quantitative Research Methods 5
Thinking About Politics: Political Theory 5

300-level

These are the 300-level courses tagged as part of the World Politics major.

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2
History and Politics of Global Migration 5
Politics of Identity and Difference: Agency and Citizenship in the Network Politics 5
Key Issues in the Politics of Development: Sub-Saharan Africa 5
Politics of Religion: Perspectives from the Middle East 5
Public Policy Analysis: Agenda Setting 5
Regionality in World Politics: Rise of China 5
Researching Terrorism and Counterterrorism 5
Advanced Quantitative Research Methods 5
Conflict Resolution and Settlement 5
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy 5
Multi-level Governance 5
Comparative Political Economy 5
History of Violence 5
Human Security 5
Multilateral Institutions 5
Peace and Conflict Psychology 5