PS 1501 - THEORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course explores central concepts and theories employed by political scientists to explain how world politics functions. You will be introduced to theoretical orientations such as realism, institutionalism, and constructivism, and we will discuss how constructs such as power, interests, identity, legitimacy, and order provide insight into political behavior. Much of the material examined in the course is abstract and you will need to think carefully about how the various concepts and arguments can be integrated. By the end of the course, you should have developed a relatively sophisticated conceptual framework with which to analyze events in world politics.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
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