PSCI 120
Introduction to International Relations: World Politics Spring 2024 (also offered Fall 2023)
Division II

Class Details

This course provides an overview of the central theories, concepts and debates in international relations. It entertains competing answers to central questions in the field: What are the implications of an anarchic political structure for order and justice in world politics? What are the primary causes of war and conflict? What are the necessary conditions for peace and stability? What role do moral and legal considerations play in world politics? How has globalization changed the international system?
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 30
Expected: 30
Class#: 3670
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Depending on the section, some combination of a midterm paper, one or two short response papers, a group project and presentations, a podcast, and an in-person final exam.
Prerequisites: This is an introductory course, open to first-year students and sophomores; juniors and seniors may enroll only with the permission of instructor and under special circumstances.
Enrollment Preferences: first-year students and sophomores
Unit Notes: International relations subfield
Distributions: Division II
Attributes: PSCI International Relations Courses

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