Title: Introduction to International Relations (790:102:12)
Instructor: Stephanie Szitanyi
Instructor’s e-mail: s.szitanyi@gmail.com
Days, times, location: MW 7:15-8:35pm HCK-138 DC
Office hours: TBD

The goal of this course is to introduce students to enduring debates in the study of international relations and to the historical background that makes them understandable. Among the questions asked are whether conflict or cooperation most characterizes international relations, whether international organizations can be influential actors in the international system, and whether morality can play an important role in global affairs. The fundamental debates and questions of international relations are examined in the first half of the course through study of twentieth-century international history and in the second half of the course through study of the contemporary world.