Political Science | Intro to International Relations
Y109 | 3547 | 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.