IR101 Introduction to International Relations

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
IR101 Introduction to International Relations 3 0 6 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 and Thursday 14:00-15:50
Prerequisite It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Joseph Jon Kaminski Office Hours Schedule Tuesday 11:00-12:00 and Wednesday 11:00-12:00
E-mail jkaminski@ius.edu.ba
Phone 033/957- Office / Room No B F1.25
Assistant
E-mail
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 and Pevehouse (2014). International Relations. Pearson. 10th edition. (Labeled as 'Goldstein' under references)
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 and class discussions.
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 pp. 2-42
Week 4 Realist Theories Goldstein pp. 43-82
Week 5 Quiz 1 and Liberal/Social Theories Goldstein pp. 84-125
Week 6 Foreign Policy (pt. 1) Goldstein pp. 126-151
Week 7 Midterm Exam (25% of Grade) none
Week 8 Foreign Policy (pt. 2) Goldstein pp. 126-151
Week 9 Global Finance and Business Goldstein pp. 320-353
Week 10 The North-South Gap Goldstein pp. 429-459
Week 11 International Development Goldstein pp. 460-497
Week 12 Quiz 2 and International Conflicts Goldstein pp. 460-497
Week 13 Military Force and Terrorism Goldstein pp. 192-231
Week 14 Military Force and Terrorism (continued)/No Class on New Year's Holiday Goldstein pp. 192-231
Week 15 International Organization and Human Rights & International Integration Goldstein, pp. 232-281 & 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 40 2,4
Midterm Exam 1 25 2,3
Attendance 1 10 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 15 45 Midterm exams 15 1 15
Quizzes 5 2 10 Home Study 4 15 60
Final exam 20 1 20
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 07/10/2019
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