GOVT 322: International Relations Theory

GOVT 322-K01: Intl Relations Theory
(Fall 2020)

10:30 AM to 01:10 PM T

Mason Korea G203

Section Information for Fall 2020

This course explores major theories and approaches used to analyze global events, linking them to the field to practical cases in international relations.  The course explores key traditions or schools of thought about international relations: realism, liberalism, international society, constructivism, international political economy, critical theories, and game theories.  It also looks at foreign policy making to see how these theoretical perspectives influence decision-making.  The course also encourages students to use IR theories to understand the most current and pressing issues facing the world, thereby, to put international relations concepts to practical use.

The course is structured to assign class discussions and exercises in every session, which require course reading and critical thinking on the assigned subject.  Group work is particularly encouraged for various assignment and discussion sessions. 

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Advanced inquiry into international relations. Studies theories, concepts of international relations, and major forces and issues in international politics. Limited to three attempts.
Recommended Prerequisite: GOVT 132 or 133.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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