IR307 Contemporary International Politics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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IR307 Contemporary International Politics 3 1 6 Tue: 13:00-14:50 and Thu: 11:00-11:50
Prerequisite IR101 It is a prerequisite to
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Assistant Endris Mekonnen Faris Assistant E-mail efaris@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives • To provide students with skills to critically assess foreign policy issues and contemporary international problems • To equip students to examine the causes of conflicts and the future of the global order • To provide students with an understanding of the conceptual framework for systematic analysis of world politics
Textbook • Art, R. J., & Jervis, R. (2017). International politics: enduring concepts and contemporary issues (13th ed.). Boston: Pearson. • Frieden, J. A., Lake, D. A., & Schultz, K. A. (2019). World politics: interests, interactions, institutions (3rd ed.). New York, NY: W.W. Norton & Company. • Holsti, K. J. (1998). International politics: a framework for analysis (7th ed.). Singapore: Prentice-Hall International. • Rourke, J. T., & Boyer, M. A. (2012). International politics on the world stage (7th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill Higher Education. • Voskressenski, Alexei D. (2019). Non-Western Theories of International Relations: Conceptualizing World Regional Studies. Palgrave Macmillan.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify, compare and critically discuss the modern international politics issues
  2. Analyse the influence and impact of a specific actor on contemporary global politics
  3. Assess analyses of international developments and issues
  4. Apply theoretical concepts on explanation of recent events in intermational politics
Teaching Methods The teaching methods will include lecturing and class discussions
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 The study of international politics: approaches and models Holsti,1-22; Art, 1-9
Week 2 History of International Systems Holsti 23-51; Frieden et al 6-38
Week 3 Models: realism, balance of power, interdependence Robert, 19-27; Rourke, 21-33
Week 4 Models: realism, balance of power, interdependence (Quiz 1) Robert, 19-27; Rourke, 21-33
Week 5 State Rourke, 166-193; Holsti, 83-116
Week 6 Foreign policy: actions and instruments Holsti, K.J., 1995 p. 83 - 164
Week 7 Use of force; state and war Frieden, 82-165; Art, 195 - 258
Week 8 Mid-term exam
Week 9 International institutions and organizations Frieden,170-213; Rourke, 194-233
Week 10 International law; international human rights, R2P Rourke, 276-304; Frieden, 409-443; Robert, 474-479
Week 11 International law; international human rights, R2P (Quiz 2) Rourke, 276-304; Frieden, 409-443; Robert, 474-479
Week 12 International monetary and financial relations Frieden, 262-329; Rourke,375-450
Week 13 Non-Western perspectives on international politics Voskressenski Alexei, 1-47
Week 14 Contemporary issues in international politics Robert, 376-577
Week 15 Review and discussion
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 35 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Quizs 3 15 1,4
Midterm Exam 1 25 1,2,3,4
Questions 10 10 1,2,3,4
Class Activity and Attendance 15 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Mid-term Exam Study 15 1 15
Questions 1 10 10 Questions 1 10 10
Individual Learning 3 15 45 Class Activities & Pa 1 15 15
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 04/03/2020
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