GOV 388K • Study of International Relations
3:30 PM-6:30 PM
This course is designed to provide graduate students with an introduction to the literature in international politics. The objective of this course is two fold. First, the course seeks to expose students to the problem of proper research design and its application to problems in IR. Second, the course seeks to provide a broad overview of the fundamental problems in international politics. While this course is meant to aid in preparation for preliminary exams, the reading list provided below is, of course, not even close to being a full and complete treatment of "the literature." Students should treat this as a starting point for their preparations. The course is structured in roughly two parts. The first part will be a broad overview of the various "macro" schools of international politics. The second part focuses on the anlaysis of specific problems in international politics, with specific attention to the promblem of generating testable hypotheses and research design.
Active participation in discussion, and one presentation on the week's readings (30%) 10 reaction papers (30%) Final exam (40%)