Political Science | International Relations: Approaches & Issues
Y569 | 25778 | Rathbun

This course serves as the core class in the field of international
relations.  We will begin by discussing a framework by which we can
categorize theoretical approaches.  The next weeks will be devoted
to the five main approaches to explaining world politics  realism,
liberalism, rationalism, cognitivism and constructivism. This will
give us the necessary foundation for an investigation of the major
topics of international relations research, which will make up the
remainder of the class.