Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This was an incredible course because it was both interesting and highly relatable to current events.
Because this class's purpose was to mainly cover introductory elements of International Relations, I got to learn about the major IR theories such as Structural Realism, Liberalism, Constructivism, and many more. We applied these theories to historical events such as the Cold War and analyzed how several political actors made international decisions. One of the biggest highlights of this course for me was being able to apply multiple theories to several historical events- such as World War I and World War II- because I love history!
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In order to succeed in this class, I would highly recommend that one takes notes. Professor Gibbons has very structured and informative lectures; however, there is a lot of information that she expects the students to internalize, so taking notes really helped me in the long run.