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This course is designed to provide the students an overview of the main classical and critical theoretical perspectives and debates in the study of international relations.
Theory in International Relations. Realism. Liberalism. Neo-Realism and Neo-Liberalism. Economic Structuralism. The English School / International Society. Marxism. Constructivism. Positivism, Critical Theory and Postmodern Understandings. Feminism. Normative IR Theory: Ethics and Morality
Upon succesful completion of this course, a student will be able to
1. Identify what a “theory” is.
2. List major classical theories of international relations.
3. Recite main critical theories of international relations.
4. Analyze theoretical debates in the study of international relations.
5. Describe and critique main aspects of realism.
6. Recite and critically evaluate major aspects of liberalism.
7. Discuss global capitalism and post-colonialism.
8. Compile main aspects of Constructivism.
9. Explicate critical theory and post-modernism.
10. Analyze feminist theory and gender in international relations.