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Theories of International Politics

An investigation into the main currents in the growing range of theoretical approaches that characterize the contemporary field of International Relations. Part of what fashions the concerns of this course is the way in which particular epistemological, methodological, and traditional norms inform expectations within International Relations about what sorts of questions it is appropriate to ask, how we ought to go about answering those questions, and whose voices speak with authority in theory and practice. The overall objective, however, is to give students a broad grounding in the wide (and widening) theoretical terrain of the field.

POL SCI 772

Theories of International Politics

Unit(s): 3.0 Level(s): Graduate Term(s): Fall Offered?: Yes

An investigation into the main currents in the growing range of theoretical approaches that characterize the contemporary field of International Relations. Part of what fashions the concerns of this course is the way in which particular epistemological, methodological, and traditional norms inform expectations within International Relations about what sorts of questions it is appropriate to ask, how we ought to go about answering those questions, and whose voices speak with authority in theory and practice. The overall objective, however, is to give students a broad grounding in the wide (and widening) theoretical terrain of the field.