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POLS6010/ESPS2104 - International Relations Theories
Course value: 0.5 unit
Convenor: Dr Kristin M. Bakke
Duration: One Term (Term 1)
Teaching structure: One-hour lecture (Mon 10am-11am) and one-hour seminar (choose Thurs 9-10, 10-11, 11-12, 12-1)
Assessment: 2 assessed essays of 2,000 words (40% and 60% respectively)
Available to: All Years and Affiliates. ESPS students should register on ESPS2104, all non-ESPS students should apply for POLS6010 through the Department of Political Science.
The course introduces students to the major theoretical traditions in International Relations— Realism, Liberalism, Marxism, Constructivism, and Feminism— and uses these different theories to address historical and current events in world politics.
The course aims to link theory and the “real world” by providing the students with different lenses for understanding and explaining questions related to wars, nuclear weapons, terrorism, globalization and free trade.