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Baruch College, The City University of New York Department of Political Science Introduction to International Relations Political Science 2240 Spring 2006 Section KM13 Monday and Wednesday, 11.10a.m.-12.25p.m. Professor Dov Waxman Office: Room 5-275, Vertical Campus Office Phone: 646-312-4421 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 4.00-5.00pm or by appointment Course Description: This course provides a broad introduction to the study of International Relations. It is designed to strike a balance between empirical knowledge on the one hand, and theoretical understanding on the other. Empirically, the course covers some of the most important events, developments, and issues in international politics. Theoretically, it introduces students to the most important concepts and scholarly traditions in the academ ic d isc ip l ine o f In te rna t iona l Re la t ions . Some of the c lass ic ques t ion s of international relations will be addressed, such as, why do states go to war? How can war be avoided? What are the prospects for international cooperation? More recent questions will also be tackled, including whether globalization has fundamentally changed the nature of international relations, and what impact the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have had upon world politics. This is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with little or no prior background in the subject. Course Objectives: This course has two main objectives.
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Keeping Informed: International events and developments will often be used to illustrate points discussed in class. You must read the international section of a major newspaper every day in order to keep up with current international events. The New York Times provides extensive coverage of international news and is available free of charge at
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