Foundations of Global Politics (POL2103.01)

Rotimi Suberu

In this wide-ranging introduction to the study of international politics, we will be exploring how states and non-state actors negotiate their interactions in an increasingly interconnected, interdependent and globalized world. Core themes will include: contending theoretical approaches to international relations (realism, liberalism/idealism, constructivism, structuralism, Marxism, feminism and post-colonialism); historical evolution of the international system; foreign policies of major global and regional powers; the growing roles of non-state transnational actors like terrorist networks and humanitarian non-governmental organizations; multilateral organizations and other institutional architectures of global governance; alternative global futures; and case studies of policy responses and solutions to major global issues, including economic inequality, environmental challenges, armed conflicts and other forms of humanitarian crises.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
T 8:10am - 10:00am; F 8:10am - 10:00am
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
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