Introduction to International Relations

Course NameIntroduction to International Relations
Course CodeIRS200
DescriptionThis course introduces the student to the history, theories, and practical side of International Relations. Though the term “International Relations” is often the term of preference to describe these three component areas, it is a misnomer, as the field covers and is concerned with sub-state, sub-national, supra-state, supra-national, and non-traditional political actors. These aspects shall also be covered in the course.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Understand the history of the development of the field of International Relations;
– Understand the differences and relationships between the most prominent schools of thought in International Relations;
– Understand and be able to use various theories of International Relations to analyze and debate real world events, both past and present; – Develop academic writing skills, use proper citations for research papers;
– Lead and engage in discussion with peers.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS