Undergraduate Catalog 2012–2013

POLT 12800 Introduction to International Relations

Introduces students to basic perspectives and events in world politics (international relations). Different theoretical positions (realism, nationalism, liberalism, transnationalism, globalism, Marxism, and feminism) and methodological approaches (case study, quantitative analysis, strategic modeling) are examined critically. The central purpose of the course is to provide the beginning student of international relations/world politics with the analytic tools necessary to understand contemporary events and to undertake advanced study in these areas. 3 credits. (F,Y)



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