Document Type

Graduate Syllabus


Fall 2016



Course Number

DIPL 6000

Course Description

The course introduces students to contending theoretical traditions in international relations. The theories help us understand patterns of state interaction in world politics and may help us make sense of contemporary world events like wars, international organizations, foreign policies, role of domestic and transnational actors, international political economy, and alliances in world politics. As such an understanding of key theoretical perspectives may be of relevance to policy makers and diplomats. The course also aims at developing critical thinking skills and writing capabilities on themes around International Relations theory.