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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The professor articulates the important themes and concepts, covering a breadth of information throughout his lecture. The assignments are clear and allow the student to apply the information discussed in class, which is in turn useful in studying for further exams.
Professor Farrell tackles the introduction to the International Relations sphere with easy. One of the best aspects of the class, besides his hatred of the textbook industry, was his ability to clearly demonstrates key ideas. This class helped me to further develop a more realistic world-view, opening me up to problems with the international system.
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Advice for students:
If you truly want to do well in this class, it is essential that you put maximum effort in trying to understand the important theories dealing with international politics. Although there is no textbook, the class does have many readings, which give the students the meat of what they are learning. The lectures are useful in that they provide a more general understanding of the themes highlighted by the readings. To truly understand those ideas, there is no skipping the readings.