coursewinter2012_poli243 - Poli 243 International Politics...

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Poli 243 Prof. Mark R. Brawley McGill University 330 Leacock Dept. of Political Science OfFce Hours: Wed. 12:30-2:30 Winter 2012 Course Description This course is an introduction to international relations, with a focus on ex- planations of state policy. The theoretical approaches we will explore are es- sential to the study of international politics more broadly, but our applica- tions will be in the area of foreign economic policy. Explanations are drawn from a variety of sources; students will learn about numerous theories, how useful they are for answering different sorts of questions, as well as ways to organize, analyze, test, and synthesize theories. Course Requirements There is one textbook, plus assigned readings available on JSTOR and WebCT. The textbook is available at the bookstore. It is also on reserve at the library. The required text is: Mark R. Brawley, Power, Money and Trade , Broadview, 2005 The mark for the course is based on participation in conferences led by the T.A.s (10%), two midterms (25% each, for a total of 50%), and a formal Fnal exam (40%). The midterms are scheduled for ±ebruary 15 and March 14. Academic Integrity McGill University values academic integrity. Therefore all students must understand the meaning and consequences of cheating, plagiarism and other academic offenses under the Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures (see for more information). Note:
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