IR101 Introduction to International Relations

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
Tuesday 12-1450
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to
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Course Objectives - to provide foundational knowledge in areas related to international relations
- to offer an overview of the most important, theories, issues as well as recent development in this area
- to improve skills of students in area of discussion and critical thinking
Textbook Goldstein, J. and Pevehouse, J. (2014). International Relations. 10th edition. New York: Pearson.
Additional Literature
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate and interpret the most important issues in international relations
  2. Discuss the main theories in international relations
  3. Identify the role of major actors and international organizations in international relations
  4. Think critically and argue effectiely
Teaching Methods The teaching methods will include lecturing, video clips, and in- class discussions.
Teaching Method Delivery Teaching Method Delivery Notes
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Introduction-- Registration Period None
Week 2 Introduction-- Syllabus distribution and other formal business None
Week 3 Globalization of International Relations Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 2-42
Week 4 Realist Theories Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 43-82
Week 5 Liberal and SOcial Theories [Quiz 1] (online) Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 84-125
Week 6 Foreign Policy (pt. 1) Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 126-151
Week 7 Midterm Exam (on campus) To be distributed in class
Week 8 Foreign Policy (pt. 2) Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 126-151
Week 9 Global Finance and Business Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 320-353
Week 10 The North-South Gap Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 429-459
Week 11 International Development Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 460-497
Week 12 International Conflicts [Quiz 2' (online) Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 460-497
Week 13 Military Force and Terrorism Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 192-231
Week 14 International Organization Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 232-281
Week 15 Human Rights & International Integration Goldstein and Pevehouse (2014), pp. 354-385
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quiz 1 1 15 3,4
Quiz 2 1 15 2,4
Midterm Exam 1 35 2,3
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Home Study 4 15 60
Quizzes 5 2 10 Midterm exams 15 1 15
Final Exam 20 1 20
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 15/02/2021
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