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Course Name: International Relations
Course Number: POLI 9
Course Objectives:
  • Define, explain, analyze and compare core theories in International Relations and explain which theory best describes international relations and why.
  • Describe the International Relations concept Levels of Analysis and argue which level, or levels, best explains and analyzes international relations.
  • Describe the roles of national, international, transnational and sub-national actors in promoting or hindering international cooperation.
  • Analyze and evaluate key topics such as globalization, conflict, cooperation, diplomacy, international law, human rights, and international political economy.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Cold War and its aftermath, the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy.
  • Explain the impact of important historical events on the contemporary study of international relations and world politics.
  • Explain two theories of International Relations and argue which theory best explains International Relations and support said theory with appropriate evidence.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the United Nations, World Trade Organization, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the Cold War and its Aftermath, the politics of the Middle East and American foreign policy.
  • Analyze the relationship between social, political and/or economic institutions and human behavior.
  • Explain the impact of important historical events on the contemporary study of international relations and world politics.
  • Students demonstrate comprehension of two theories of International Relations, able to argue which theory best explains International Relations support said argument with appropriate evidence.