sap course 1429463401

Course Code & Number:

PSIR 292

Course Title:

International Relations Theory

Level of Course:

BS

Credits:

(3+0+0) 3 TEDU Credits, 6 ECTS Credits

Catalog Description:

Classical and critical theories of international relations. Idealism- liberalism, neo-liberalism, realism, Marxist, and neo-Marxist perspectives, constructivism, feminism, English School, postmodern approaches.

Pre-requisites & Co-requisites:

Pre-requisites: PSIR 291
Co-requisites: NONE
Year of Study: 
Sophomore
Semester: 
Spring
Mode of Delivery: 
Face-to-face
Language of Instruction: 
English
Course Type: 
Compulsory
Required Reading: 
1. Paul R. Viotti and Mark V. Kauppi, International Relations Theory. Realism, Pluralism, Globalism, an
Course Objective: 

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.

Extended Description: 

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

Learning Outcomes: 

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.

Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods: 
Telling/Explaining
Discussion/Debate
Questioning
Reading
Inquiry
Case Study/Scenarion Analysis
Video Presentations
Oral Presentation
Guest Speakers
Web Searching
Assessment Methods and Criteria: 
Test / Exam
Quiz/Homework
Written Project
Presentation (Oral/Poster)

Student Workload:

Quizzes /Homeworks
32
hrs
Midterm Exam 1
16
hrs
Final Exam
16
hrs
Research Review
16
hrs
Case Study Analysis
16
hrs

Prepared By:

Aylin Özman

Revised By:

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