PSC 161 Introduction to International Politics

Political Science Field: Associated Courses, Introductory Courses
International Relations Track: Global Security (A)
Typically offered rarely

Youngchae Lee
Summer 2014 — MTWR 9:00-12:00

Summer Session 1 (May 19- June 16)
This course is an introduction to the central theories and issues in international relations. It explores important debates in international relations, both historical and contemporary, in order to provide students with the concepts and background knowledge necessary to critically analyze affairs in international politics. A broad range of topics will be considered, including the causes of international conflict, balance of power in international security, the democratic peace theory, and the role of domestic politics in foreign policymaking. Also discussed will be the economic dimension of international relations, including free trade, the effects of globalization, and the function of institutions such as the WTO and the IMF.

Jeffrey Marshall
Summer 2013 — MTRF 13:00-16:00

(July 8 - August 2)
This course is an introduction to the central theories and issues in international relations. It explores important debates in international relations, both historical and contemporary, in order to provide students with the concepts and background knowledge necessary to critically analyze affairs in international politics. A broad range of topics will be considered, including the causes of international conflict, balance of power in international security, the democratic peace theory, and the role of domestic politics in foreign policymaking. Also discussed will be the economic dimension of international relations, including free trade, the effects of globalization, the economics of climate change, and the function of institutions such as the WTO and the IMF.

Youngchae Lee
Summer 2012 — MTWR 16:30-19:30

(May 21 - June 18)
This course is an introduction to the central theories and issues in international relations. It explores important debates in international relations, both historical and contemporary, in order to provide students with the concepts and background knowledge necessary to critically analyze affairs in international politics. A broad range of topics will be considered, including the causes of international conflict, balance of power in international security, the democratic peace theory, and the role of domestic politics in foreign policymaking. Also discussed will be the economic dimension of international relations, including free trade, the effects of globalization, the economics of climate change, and the function of institutions such as the WTO and the IMF.