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Unformatted text preview: Introduction to International Relations POL 130-2 Fall 2008 Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30- 12:20 BRNG 2280 Professor Nicole Simonelli [email protected] Phone: 494-7604 Office: BRNG 2224 Office hours: Wednesdays 2:30-4:30, and by appointment Course Description: This is an introductory course to the study of international politics. While we will cover a number of the traditional theories of international relations, we will focus on the link between domestic politics and international politics. We will approach this class from a social scientific perspective in order to evaluate the logic and evidence for alternative explanations of international relations. The objective of this class is that you walk away with an understanding of the relevant international relations literature, the ability to critically analyze theories of international politics, and the ability to analyze real political problems. Required Text: Bruce Bueno de Mesquita. 2006. Principles of International Politics , 3 rd edition. CQ Press. There are a few additional readings that are available through JSTOR. Course Requirements: There will be three exams for this class: two midterms and a final. Attendance at class is expected. I will take attendance periodically throughout the semester. In my previous classes, class attendance has been a good predictor of student performance on exams....
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This note was uploaded on 10/02/2008 for the course POL 130 taught by Professor Simonelli during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.
- Spring '08
- International Relations