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Number:PS240
Name:International Relations
Description:This course presents a survey of the typical components in international relations. Geopolitics, the role of commercial concerns, systems of economic development, deterrence, polycentrism, international organizations, war and diplomacy and other dynamics are discussed.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, students shall have an introductory knowledge of the following: (1) key normative debates and major theoretical perspectives on conflict and war, (2) diplomacy and other forms of conflict resolution in the modern era of world politics, (3) balance of power and deterrence, (4) religious extremism and international terrorism, (5) international economic development and trade, (6) international organizations and global governance, (7) differences in regional socio-cultural norms.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
S 2013 Essentials of International Relations 0-393-93529-9 Mingst, Karen A. 5TH 11 W.W. Norton & Co.
S 2013 How Soccer Explains the World 0-06-197805-1 Foer, Franklin 2010 Harpercollins College Div
S 2012 How Soccer Explains the World 0060731427 Foer Harper
S 2012 International Relations 0205059589 Goldstein Brief, 6 Longman
S 2012 The Twenty Years' Crisis, 1919-1939 0061311227 Carr Harper
S 2011 TAKING SIDES: WORLD POLIT 0-07-804993-8 ROURKE MCGRAW-HILL
S 2011 UNDERSTANDING GLOBAL CONF 0-205-77874-7 NYE 8 PEARSON EDU
S 2011 Understanding Global Conflict and Security 0205778747 Nye 8th Longman
S 2010 GLOBAL FUTURE 0-495-56927-5 KEGLEY 3 WAD
S 2007 ESSENTIALS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 0-393-92448-3 MINGST 3 W. W. NORTON & CO.,
Thomas College. Beyond Education.