This course introduces several of the major theories, structures, processes, and issues in international relations. After introducing the current theoretical approaches to the study of global politics, the course addresses a series of topics from among the following: systems of global governance; the concept terrorism; non-state actors in global politics such as corporations, social movements, and non-governmental organizations; human rights and human security; gender and international politics; poverty, development, and inequality; and the environment. [Note 1: This course is cross-listed as POLS 2301 and may therefore count as 3 credits in either discipline.] (Format: Lecture 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of INLR/POLS 2301 previously offered with a different title) Monday Wednesday and Friday 12:30 to 1:20PM Avard Dixon 118.
This course engages students in an advanced analysis of the concept Global Civil Society. It begins by exploring various theoretical approaches to understanding and employing this concept and proceeds to analysis of several issues confronted by Global-Civil-Society actors. Such issues may include: the World Social Forum (WSF); the campaign to ban landmines; anti-capitalist organizing; and the question of violence in achieving social change. (Format: Seminar 3 Hours) (Exclusion: Any version of INLR 4701 offered with a similar title) Tuesday 11:30 to 2:20PM Avard Dixon 230.
- Teacher: Dave Thomas
This course either focuses on topics not covered by the current course offerings in a department or program or offers the opportunity to pilot a course that is being considered for inclusion in the regular program. [Note 1: Prerequisite set by Department/Program when the topic and level are announced. Note 2: When a Department or Program intends to offer a course under this designation, it must submit course information, normally at least three months in advance, to the Dean. Note 3: Students may register for INLR 4991 more than once, provided the subject matter differs.] (Format: Variable) Monday 2:30 to 5:20PM Avard Dixon 120.
- Teacher: James Devine