AP/POLS2940 6.0 A: Introduction to International Politics

Offered by: POLS


Summer 2019






Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite

A study of the nature of international politics, with special attention given to the conditions and consequences of war and peace among nation states; the impact on the international system of factors such as the politics of food, environment, population, the sea-bed and outer space, multinational corporations and cartels of raw-materials producers, the call for a new international economic order. PRIOR TO FALL 2014: Course credit exclusion: GL/ILST 2300 3.00.

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    Additional Course Instructor/Contact Details

Course Director: Glenn Goshulak
Office Location: South Ross 612
E-mail address: ggosh@yorku.ca

    Expanded Course Description

This course is designed to give students a broad introduction to the theory and practice of international politics. Emphasis will be placed on the historical development of the academic discipline of International Relations (IR), focusing on key concepts, units of analysis, major debates in the field, competing theories and analytical frameworks. One aim of the course is to examine different ways of understanding what goes on in international politics, who benefits, and why.

    Weighting of Course
Participation 20%
Theory Assignment 15%
Midterm Exam 25%
Critical Reading Review 15%
Final Exam 25%
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