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Fall 2015-2016
* POL 240 / WWS 312 (SA)   No Pass/D/Fail

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:
Freiden, Lake, and Schultz, World Politics: Interests, Interactions, Institutions
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
21719 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   McCosh Hall   28   Enrolled:55 Limit:
23645 P01 11:00 am - 11:50 am W   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:10 Limit:14 Closed
23646 P02 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   006   Enrolled:8 Limit:14 Closed
23647 P03 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:12 Limit:14 Closed
23648 P04 10:00 am - 10:50 am F   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:13 Limit:14 Closed
23649 P05 11:00 am - 11:50 am F   Robertson Hall   008   Enrolled:8 Limit:14 Closed
24415 P06 12:30 pm - 1:20 pm F   Robertson Hall   012   Enrolled:4 Limit:14 Closed
22061 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled