International Relations Theories (POL4104.02)

Rotimi Suberu

Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, and Constructivism have traditionally dominated theoretical perspectives in the academic field of international relations. As the field has evolved, however, its theoretical foundations and frameworks have become more complex, diverse and innovative, defying easy classifications into any self-contained categories. This course provides an advanced exploration of contemporary international relations theories. The course will survey a broad range of theoretical approaches to international relations (including mainstream and critical, established and emergent, and western and non-western, theoretical traditions); critically discuss and appraise major examples and applications of international relations theorizing; and challenge students to craft their own theoretical positions on international politics.

Prerequisites: Previous work in SCT or CAPA. For registration, Please email instructor by Wednesday, May 16th at rsuberu@bennington.edu or sign up during office hours on Friday (5/18), 10am-2pm.
Credits: 2
M 10:00am - 11:50am; Th 10:00am - 11:50am (second seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
This course is categorized as 4000, All courses, Monday and/or Thursday Mornings, Politics, Rotimi Suberu, Second Seven Week, Two Credit.