PECO 290 International Relations Theory

This course provides an overview of International Relations (IR) in theory and practice. The course enables students to use the conceptual tools provided by competing IR theories - including (neo)realism, (neo)liberalism, Marxism, constructivism, and feminism - to explain and understand world politics during key historical events, such as: World War I, World War II, the Cold War, and the (ongoing) War on Terror. Specific topics covered may include: imperialism; U.S. foreign policy; the military-industrial complex; neoconservatism; political Islam; and the rise of China. Overall, this course provides students with the knowledge necessary to develop theoretically informed and empirically grounded perspectives in order to engage international politics more thoroughly.




PECO 105 or instructor's permission

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