Title: Introduction to International Relations (790:102)
David Kuranga
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: TF 12:35-1:55pm; Loree 022 DC
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Synopsis: Introduction to International Relations explores the core theoretical foundations behind the field of International Relations and its development as a separate field in Political Science. The course also helps to prepare students for advanced courses in international and global affairs in areas such as foreign policy, global political economy, theories of war and peace, diplomacy and international cooperation. In addition to being an introduction to International Relations this course is also illustrates approaches to gaining knowledge in social science which is not exclusive to political science. Other social science disciplines, such as anthropology, sociology, psychology, and economics utilize similar methods in gaining knowledge. The course will also sharpen critical thinking, analytical writing, and persuasive speaking skills.