IR 547 International Politics

This course offers an introduction to the study of international politics. It aims to first provide the historical, conceptual, and theoretical tools and lenses for analyzing behavioral and institutional patterns in the international system, and then to use these analytical means in exploring major international issues and events. Particular emphasis will be given to topics of international security, such as major power rivalries, the impact of globalization on security, and the management of low intensity conflicts. Government experts and practitioners will be invited as quest lectures for certain specific issues, such as international terrorism and regional geostrategy. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 8.

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