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Fall 2015-2016
POL 441 (SA)   na, npdf

Seminar in International Relations - Conflict and Cooperation in International Politics- Security and Trade

Joanne S. Gowa

This course is an introduction to conflict and cooperation in international politics. It emphasizes the impact of the anarchic international system on patterns of conflict and cooperation across nations, issues, and time. It spends roughly equal amounts of time on war and trade. It also considers the role of domestic factors in international politics, but it privileges the role of the system in explaining outcomes. Students will be introduced to elementary game theory, the use of quantitative data, and trade theory.

Sample reading list:
Dixit, Avinash and Barry J. Nalebuff, Thinking Strategically
Fearon, James D., International Organization
O'Rourke, Kevin and Jeffrey G. Williamson, European Review of Economic History

Reading/Writing assignments:
Approximately 200 pages of reading per week; Two quizzes, a final exam, two short papers (about 8-10 pps)

Requirements/Grading:
Final Exam - 40%
Quizzes - 20%
Papers - 40%

Other Requirements:
Not Open to Freshmen.

Other information:
This seminar is not open to students who have previously taken POL 381.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21895 S01 1:30 pm - 4:20 pm T   Friend Center   204   Enrolled:8 Limit:15