2018-2019 Catalog

DWA 101 International Relations: The Changing Rules of the Game

The purposes of this course are: (1) to introduce fundamental tools and perspectives on the study of world politics, including major theories and analytical approaches to international relations, (2) to understand the historical evolution of the contemporary international system, with special emphasis on the post-World War II era, and (3) to apply theoretical and conceptual understandings of international relations to current issues in world politics. Emphasis is placed on the state and trans-state foundations of contemporary international relations. We will study this in the context of such key issues as economic development, "security," human rights, state-building, international organizations, terrorism, and the intersection of social relations with world politics. Open to first years and sophomores. Permission of instructor required for junior and senior enrollment.


4 units