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Spring 2012-2013
* POL 240 / WWS 312 (SA)   No Pass/D/Fail

International Relations

Andrew Moravcsik

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, and issues such as international environmental politics, human rights promotion, global terrorism, and the future of US foreign policy.

Sample reading list:
Henry Kissinger, Diplomacy
Lairson and Skimore, International Political Economy
Thucydides, The Peloponnesian War
Robert Keohane, After Hegemony
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Reading load averages 250 pages per week. Three films are required. Take-home midterm and in class final with identifications and essays. Short response papers. Precept attendance and participation are mandatory and graded.

Mid Term Exam - 30%
Final Exam - 40%
Papers - 10%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42175 L01 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am M W   Robertson Hall   100   Enrolled:113 Limit:
P01 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm Th   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
P02 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm W   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
43460 P03 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled
P04 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:6 Limit:15
P04A 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
P05 09:00:00 am - 09:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:11 Limit:15
P06 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am Th   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
P07 10:00:00 am - 10:50:00 am F   McCosh Hall   48   Enrolled:7 Limit:15
P08 11:00:00 am - 11:50:00 am F   McCosh Hall   48   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
P09 02:30:00 pm - 03:20:00 pm F   Corwin Hall   126   Enrolled:10 Limit:15
P10 01:30:00 pm - 02:20:00 pm W   Friend Center   305   Enrolled:12 Limit:15
P11 03:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm Th   Corwin Hall   023   Enrolled:12 Limit:15