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Fall 2012-2013
* POL 240 / WWS 312 (SA)  

International Relations

David B. Carter

This course is an introduction to the causes and nature of international conflict and cooperation. We critically examine various theories of international politics by drawing on examples from various historical eras as well as across security and economic affairs. Topics include the causes of war, the pursuit of economic prosperity, the sources of international order and its breakdown, and the rise of challenges to national sovereignty.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-150 pages of reading per week

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 20%
Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21671 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:58 Limit:
P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Mudd Manuscript Library   1A   Enrolled:10 Limit:14
P02 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm W   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:13 Limit:14
P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:11 Limit:14
P04 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:14 Limit:14
P05 1:30 pm - 2:20 pm Th   Wallace Hall   002   Enrolled:10 Limit:14