Political Science | Introduction to International Relations
Y109 | 5793 | 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. Emphasis will
be place on factors that are likely to shape the future as well. Equal
attention will be paid to patterns of conflict and cooperation,
international political economy, and international policy problems.
The main text for the course is Kegley and Raymond. Evaluation will
proceed along customary lines. There will be three exams at assigned
times in addition to a set of weekly quizzes based on assigned
readings in the assigned texts. All material at risk in any exam
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.