Political Science | Intro to International Relations
Y109 | 3762 | Thompson


This course is an introduction to international politics.  No
previous background is assumed.  We will examine the historical
evolution of international politics and how its structures and
processes interact to shape the world in which we live.  Equal
attention will be paid to patterns of conflict and cooperation,
international political economy, and international policy problems.
The anticipated and primary text for the course is Hughes' Continuity
and Change in World Politics, 3rd ed.  Evaluation will proceed along
customary lines.  There will be two short quizzes at assigned times
in addition to a midterm and final.  All identification terms and
essay questions will be revealed prior to testing.  The point is not
to catch you unaware but rather to focus and facilitate your
digestion of the course material.